Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salary

Produce Department Managers in the United States take home approximately $15.79 per hour on average. Cash earnings of Produce Department Managers can occasionally include $5K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $22K to almost $55K. The particular firm and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, approximately one in five claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, Produce Department Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Produce Department Managers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 81 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,997 - $58,851

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$9.90 - $20.75

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,997 - $58,851  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,122  
Profit Sharing
$24.83 - $5,034  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,174  
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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$22,029 - $55,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.90 - $20.75  
   
Overtime
$14.98 - $32.46  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,122  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,174  
Profit Sharing
$24.83 - $5,034  
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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$22,029 - $55,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 370
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)


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As Produce Department Managers make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Retail Store Manager position pays around the same amount as the Produce Department Manager job on average. Produce Department Managers most frequently advance into Retail Store Assistant Manager and Retail Department Manager roles even though the median salaries are $5K lower and $6K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)


Dominating the field, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Inc., The Kroger Company, and Safeway, Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Produce Department Managers. Although salaries only range from $45K to just $59K, Harris Teeter, Inc. still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $52K.

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.

Popular Skills for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)


Survey results suggest that Produce Department Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Training, Customer Service, and Merchandising are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 20 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 many Produce Department Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $30K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $33K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Produce Department Managers make a median salary of $40K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $42K.

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Experience Affects Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 20%

Training
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Merchandising
up arrow 3%

Order Inventory
0%

National Average
$38,000

People Management
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 21%
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