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Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salary (United States)

Produce Department Managers in the United States typically take home $15.75 per hour. Cash earnings for Produce Department Managers — including $6K in bonuses and $8K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $23K to $56K depending on individual performance. The particular firm and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While one in five report receiving no health benefits, a fair portion do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Male Produce Department Managers far outnumber their female contemporaries in the field. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salary (?
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$30,267 - $58,135
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MEDIAN: $42,275
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$9.85 - $21.38
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,267 - $58,135  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,975  
Profit Sharing
$25.17 - $7,946  
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,714 - $56,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.85 - $21.38  
   
Overtime
$15.11 - $33.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,975  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$25.17 - $7,946  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,714 - $56,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 359
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Job Description for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)

The produce department manager of a grocery store oversees the inventory selection, delivery, management and presentation for the produce department. They also supervise department staff. which involves scheduling, training, and performance oversight. The produce department manager is also responsible for managing vendor relationships, coordinating delivery schedules, ensuring the appropriate quantities and quality of produce are supplied, and ensuring the produce is displayed according to safety standards and store expectations. Additionally, the produce manager must work collaboratively with other department managers.
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Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Tasks
  • Resolve customer complaints.
  • Monitor supply levels, profits, losses, and cleanliness of departments.
  • Oversee the operations and performance of the supermarket and its staff.
  • Supervise employee training.

Common Career Paths for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)

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Many Produce Department Managers move into Retail Store Assistant Manager roles fairly often. Retail Store Assistant Managers tend to make a little less than Produce Department Managers as their salaries are typically $32K a year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)

Harris Teeter, Inc. offers the best pay with a median salary of $52K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $45K and maxing out at just $59K.
Known for its small paychecks, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc actually ranks last in the field for salary, reporting a median income of $24K — less than half of the top paying employer's rate. Also approaching the lower end is Food Lion.

Popular Skills for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)

Typical Produce Department Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Merchandising, Order Inventory, Customer Service, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Merchandising also know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $30K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $33K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $41K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $44K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end. Age distribution in this workforce is widespread and evident in its breakdown: 40 percent of those who answered report one to nine years of experience; 28 percent claim 10-20 years, and 31 percent have more than two decades under their belt.

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Experience Affects Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Experienced
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National Average
$37,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 3%
National Average
$37,000
Training
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
20%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 20%