Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salary (United States)

Pay for Grocery Produce Department Managers in the United States is typically around $15.75 per hour. The particular firm and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about one-fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by most and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Grocery Produce Department Managers are largely men, dominating the profession at 80 percent. Job satisfaction for Grocery Produce Department Managers is high. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salary (?
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$30,267 - $58,135
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MEDIAN: $42,275
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Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salary (?
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$9.85 - $21.38
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,267 - $58,135  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,975  
Profit Sharing
$25.17 - $7,946  
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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$22,714 - $56,027  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.85 - $21.38  
   
Overtime
$15.11 - $33.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,975  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$25.17 - $7,946  
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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$22,714 - $56,027  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 359
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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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Grocery Produce Department Managers' salaries tends to fall in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as a Retail Store Assistant Manager tend to get paid a little bit less than they did in a lower-level role.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)

Employees at Harris Teeter, Inc. enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $51,987 is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, starting at $45K and nearing the top at only $59K.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc reports the lowest median salary in the area by far—it's only $23,507, less than half of the top paying employer's rate. Food Lion and The Kroger Company are other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($32,193 and $39,118, respectively).

Popular Skills for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)

Grocery Produce Department Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Merchandising and Order Inventory are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 5 percent respectively. 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.
Though Grocery Produce Department Managers can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Salaries go up slowly for those just starting out, crawling from $30K to $33K after five to 10 years in the field. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $41K. Grocery Produce Department Managers experience only minor salary growth after working for two decades, bringing in around $44K. This workforce includes a range of age distribution and is widely spread out: of those who responded, 40 percent have between one and nine years of experience; 28 percent have 10-20 years, and the remaining 31 percent report more than a couple decades of experience.

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Experience Affects Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Experienced
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National Average
$37,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 3%
National Average
$37,000
Training
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
20%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 20%
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