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Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salary

The average Produce Department Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $15.85 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $6K and $18K, respectively — total cash payment to Produce Department Managers can bottom out near $23K or peak near $55K depending on individual performance. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Produce Department Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Produce Department Managers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 81 percent. Close to a fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,562 - $57,635
(Median)
$31K
$41K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,076
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$9.91 - $20.76
(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
$30,562 - $57,635  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,992  
Profit Sharing
$25.00 - $18,000  
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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$22,860 - $55,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $20.76  
   
Overtime
$14.82 - $32.55  
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 - $5,992  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,184  
Profit Sharing
$25.00 - $18,000  
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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$22,860 - $55,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 367

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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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Produce Department Managers often transition into a Retail Store Assistant Manager position. Retail Store Assistant Managers report a slightly lower median income of $32K.

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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Produce Department Managers include Food Lion, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Harris Teeter, Inc., Safeway, Inc., and The Kroger Company. Produce Department Managers in search of the best pay head to Harris Teeter, Inc., where the median salary rolls in at $52K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $59K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $45K.

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 company's rate.

Popular Skills for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)


Produce Department Managers report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Training, Customer Service, and Merchandising are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 15 percent. It is often found that people who know Merchandising are also skilled 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $31K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $34K. For Produce Department Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $40K. Produce Department Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $42K.

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Experience Affects Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 15%

Training
up arrow 6%

Merchandising
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Order Inventory
up arrow 1%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 21%
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