Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salary

Pay for Produce Department Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $16.39 per hour. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and years of experience are driving factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Produce Department Managers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$32,065 - $64,780
$32K
$44K
$65K
MEDIAN: $43,889
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50%
90%

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$11.06 - $21.97
$11
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.39
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$0$64K
Salary $32,065 - $64,780
Bonus $246.58 - $6,466
Profit Sharing $1,024
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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$24,247 - $55,829
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 74
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $11.06 - $21.97
Overtime $19.20 - $33.94
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $246.58 - $6,466
Commission $0.00 - $0.00
Profit Sharing $1,024
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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$24,247 - $55,829
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 287

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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

  • Maintain produce department inventory, negotiating prices with vendors and restocking supplies as needed.
  • Lift and move heavy boxes of produce.
  • Train new produce department team members.
  • Create and merchandise produce displays, making sure only high-quality produce is presented.

Common Career Paths for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)


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Produce Department Managers may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Retail Store Manager. Retail Store Managers on average make about as much as Produce Department Managers do. Many Produce Department Managers choose to become Produce Managers and Retail Store Assistant Managers as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $2K less and $6K less, respectively.

Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Produce Department Managers include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Kroger Company, BI-LO, LLC., Harris Teeter, Inc., and Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. Safeway, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $43K. Also paying near the top of the field are Harris Teeter, Inc. at $43K, The Kroger Company at $40K, and BI-LO, LLC., where Produce Department Managers annually earn $37K.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Food Lion, and Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $28K, $35K, and $36K-paychecks on average.

Popular Skills for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)


Survey results show that Produce Department Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Training, Scheduling, Merchandising, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 16 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service. It is often found that people who know Merchandising are also skilled in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)

Pay by Experience for a Produce Department Manager (Grocery) has a positive trend. An entry-level Produce Department Manager (Grocery) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 121 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Produce Department Manager (Grocery) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Produce Department Manager (Grocery) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 120 salaries. A Produce Department Manager (Grocery) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 126 salaries.

Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Produce Department Manager (Grocery)?

Produce Department Manager (Grocery) in Kirbyville:
"Its ok deal with alot."
Pros: The people and the customers I like truck days too.
Cons: The pay is kind of low and expect too much.

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Key Stats for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salaries

▲12%

▲9%

National Average
$38,000

▼8%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Training
▲16%

Scheduling
▲12%




National Average
$38,000

People Management
▼1%

Customer Service
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 15%
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