Earnings for Produce Managers in the United States come in at around $16.55 per hour on average. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, slightly less than a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Produce Managers. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Produce Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,087 - $63,616
(Median)
$29K
$45K
$64K
MEDIAN: $44,751
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$10.01 - $20.61
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$10
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,087 - $63,616  
   
Bonus
$491.94 - $6,851  
Profit Sharing
$850  
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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$22,805 - $53,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $20.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.20  
Overtime
$15.67 - $30.05  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$491.94 - $6,851  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$850  
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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$22,805 - $53,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 181
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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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For Produce Managers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Produce Managers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Produce Department Manager.

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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.


For Produce Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $29K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $37K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Produce Managers make a median salary of $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 $41K on average.

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Experience Affects Produce Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

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 20%

Merchandising
up arrow 16%

People Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$37,000

Order Inventory
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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