Produce Managers in the United States take home approximately $16.72 per hour on average. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Produce Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. Most Produce Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$29,087 - $63,616
$29K
$45K
$64K
MEDIAN: $45,492
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50%
90%

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$10.12 - $20.64
$10
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,087 - $63,616  
   
Bonus
$480.47 - $7,195  
Profit Sharing
$884  
Commission
$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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$23,190 - $53,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.12 - $20.64  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $30.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$480.47 - $7,195  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$884  
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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$23,190 - $53,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 194

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Job Description for Produce Manager (Grocery)

Produce managers (grocery) generally perform oversight functions within supermarkets and other stores containing a produce section. They are responsible for ensuring that a safe, attractive environment is available for customers visiting the produce department, and they work closely with store managers, assistant managers and buyers; they may work directly with vendors and/or farmers instead of employing purchasers. Produce managers also perform a number of managerial duties, such as hiring and training staff, providing supervision and guidance, evaluating employee performance regularly and handling discipline issues as they arise.

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Produce 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 Manager (Grocery)


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Produce Managers who go on to become Produce Department Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Produce Department Manager, an upper-level role, pays $37K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Produce Manager (Grocery)


The Kroger Company offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $42K.

Pay by Experience Level for Produce Manager (Grocery)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Produce Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $29K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $37K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Produce Managers make a median salary of $40K. Produce 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 $41K.

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Key Stats for Produce Manager (Grocery)

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Produce Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Produce Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Inventory Management
up arrow 19%

Merchandising
up arrow 15%

Scheduling
up arrow 15%

People Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$37,000


Customer Service
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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