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Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salary

Produce Department Managers in the United States take home approximately $15.89 per hour on average. Overall cash earnings for Produce Department Managers stretch from $23K on the lower end to $55K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K from bonuses and $18K from profit sharing. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Some workers in this field — around one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Most Produce Department Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Produce Department Managers are male. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,602 - $57,516
(Median)
$31K
$41K
$58K
MEDIAN: $40,824
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$9.90 - $20.83
(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
$30,602 - $57,516  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,983  
Profit Sharing
$25.53 - $17,617  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,184  
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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$22,927 - $55,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.90 - $20.83  
   
Overtime
$14.85 - $32.69  
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 - $5,983  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,184  
Profit Sharing
$25.53 - $17,617  
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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$22,927 - $55,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 371

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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 transition into upper-level roles like Retail Store Assistant Manager. However, Retail Store Assistant Managers do report a slightly lower median income of $32K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)


Food Lion, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Harris Teeter, Inc., The Kroger Company, and Safeway, Inc. are all popular places to work. Although the highest salaries can be found at Harris Teeter, Inc. where median pay is $52K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $45K and $59K.

Less than half of the top paying company's rate, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc offers a median salary of just $24K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far.

Popular Skills for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)


Survey results show that Produce Department Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Training, Merchandising, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 15 percent. Most people skilled in Merchandising are similarly competent in Customer Service.

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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $31K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $34K. On average, Produce Department Managers make $40K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $42K.

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Experience Affects Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 15%

Training
up arrow 5%

Merchandising
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Order Inventory
up arrow 2%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 21%