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Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salary

Median pay for Produce Department Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $15.87 per hour. Cash earnings for Produce Department Managers — including $6K in bonuses and $18K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $23K to $55K depending on individual performance. The particular firm and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (81 percent) of Produce Department Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$30,751 - $58,178
(Median)
$31K
$41K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,076
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90%

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$9.94 - $20.66
(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
$30,751 - $58,178  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
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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$22,985 - $55,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate 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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.94 - $20.66  
   
Overtime
$14.78 - $32.45  
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 - $6,040  
   
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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$22,985 - $55,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 366
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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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Many Produce Department Managers transition into upper-level roles like Retail Store Assistant Manager. However, Retail Store Assistant Managers do report a slightly lower median income of $32K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)


Produce Department Managers flock to Food Lion, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Harris Teeter, Inc., Safeway, Inc., and The Kroger Company, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. With a median salary of $52K, Harris Teeter, Inc. offers Produce Department Managers the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $45K and are capped at $59K.

With a median salary of only $24K (less than half of the top paying employer's rate), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc lags significantly in the earnings department.

Popular Skills for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)


Survey results suggest that Produce Department Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional 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 14 percent. For most people, competency in Merchandising indicates knowledge of 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $31K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $34K. Produce Department Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $42K on average.

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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 14%

Training
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Merchandising
up arrow 3%

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
27%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 21%
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