Produce Manager (Grocery) Salary

Produce Managers in the United States pull down an average of $13.79 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $8.64 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $19.03. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men account for the majority of Produce Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 80 percent to be exact. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, roughly one in five claim no health benefits at all. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$30,217 - $60,667

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$8.64 - $19.03

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,217 - $60,667  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,020  
Total Pay (?
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$18,998 - $56,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.64 - $19.03  
   
Overtime
$11.01 - $29.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,020  
   
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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$18,998 - $56,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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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

  • Train new produce department team members.
  • Create and merchandise produce displays, making sure only high-quality produce is presented.
  • Maintain produce department inventory, negotiating prices with vendors and restocking supplies as needed.
  • Lift and move heavy boxes of produce.

Common Career Paths for Produce Manager (Grocery)


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Many Produce Managers transition into upper-level Produce Department Manager positions. Produce Department Managers earn a median of $37K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Produce Manager (Grocery)

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Produce Managers. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $26K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $33K. On average, Produce Managers make $36K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $45K.

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Experience Affects Produce Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 21%
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