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Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salary

Earnings for Produce Department Managers in the United States come in at around $15.66 per hour on average. Total incomes of Produce Department Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $8K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $23K and $56K. The particular firm and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Produce Department Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Produce Department Managers survey respondents than women, making up 82 percent. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$30,621 - $58,048
(Median)
$31K
$42K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,858
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$9.88 - $20.90
(Median)
$9
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,621 - $58,048  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,904  
Profit Sharing
$25.53 - $7,830  
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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$23,035 - $55,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 159
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $20.90  
   
Overtime
$15.08 - $32.40  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,904  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$25.53 - $7,830  
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).
)
$23,035 - $55,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 365
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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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As Produce Department Managers make advancements in their career path, typically to roles like Retail Store Assistant Manager, salaries may go down. On average, Retail Store Assistant Managers make $32K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)


Harris Teeter, Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $52K, though there is little variation overall ($45K to $59K).

With a reported median salary of only $24K, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc easily takes the cake for lowest-paying firm in town; earnings are less than half of the top paying employer's rate.


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Produce Department Managers who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Merchandising, Training, Order Inventory, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Merchandising and Order Inventory are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Produce Department Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $31K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $33K. On average, Produce Department Managers make $40K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $43K.

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Experience Affects Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salaries


Training
up arrow 6%

Order Inventory
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 20%