Produce Manager (Grocery) Salary
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.
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.Read More...
Produce managers must have a strong knowledge of their department and be able to ensure its quality meets store standards at all times. They also need strong customer service skills and must be able to ensure members of their team have and use those skills as well. Produce managers' generally work indoors, but their hours may vary depending on their store's needs and may include weekends, evenings, and holidays.
Previous managerial experience within a grocery store or retail setting is generally required for this position. Experience specifically related to produce may be required or preferred as well. Produce managers must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to delegate daily responsibilities within their department and ensure all tasks are carried out in a timely fashion; they also need good leadership skills and must be able to work effectively in a team setting.
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.
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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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