Median pay for Produce Department Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $16.29 per hour. Total cash compensation to Produce Department Managers bottoms out near $23K and approaches $56K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $6K from bonuses and almost $18K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Work is enjoyable for Produce Department Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Produce Department Managers survey respondents are men (79 percent). A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,855 - $64,662
$34K
$42K
$65K
MEDIAN: $42,017
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$10.57 - $21.78
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MEDIAN: $16.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,855 - $64,662  
   
Bonus
$197.27 - $6,423  
Profit Sharing
$695 - $17,617  
Commission
$0.00 - $-0.48  
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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$23,345 - $55,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.57 - $21.78  
   
Overtime
$19.31 - $34.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$197.27 - $6,423  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $-0.48  
Profit Sharing
$695 - $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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$23,345 - $55,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 330

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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' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Retail Store Manager. On average, Retail Store Managers get paid about the same as Produce Department Managers do. Many Produce Department Managers advance into roles as Produce Managers or Retail Store Assistant Managers, but the median salaries are $2K lower and $6K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Kroger Company, Safeway, Inc., BI-LO, LLC., and Harris Teeter, Inc. are top-notch employers for Produce Department Managers in this area. Produce Department Managers flock to Harris Teeter, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $43K lead the pack in compensation. Safeway, Inc., The Kroger Company, and BI-LO, LLC. also offer top salaries for Produce Department Managers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $43K, $40K, and $37K, respectively.

Employees at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Food Lion, and Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. can also expect below-average earnings of $26K, $35K, and $36K.

Popular Skills for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)


Produce Department Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Training, Scheduling, Inventory Management, and Merchandising are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 17 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service. Most people experienced in Merchandising also know 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $29K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $35K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $41K. 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 $42K.

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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 46 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salaries



National Average
$38,000



Skills That Affect Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Training
up arrow 17%

Scheduling
up arrow 8%




People Management
0%

National Average
$38,000

Customer Service
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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