Produce Manager (Grocery) Salary
For Produce Managers, hourly average wages total $16.77 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Male Produce Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. While roughly a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Most Produce Managers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
|Salary||$29,163 - $63,676|
|Bonus||$484.79 - $7,096|
|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).)
|$22,650 - $53,731|
|Hourly Rate||$10.05 - $20.79|
|Overtime||$13.85 - $30.04|
|Bonus||$484.79 - $7,096|
|Total Pay (||$22,650 - $53,731|
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.
Common Career Paths for Produce Manager (Grocery)
Supermarket Department Manager, General Job Listings
Popular Employer Salaries for Produce Manager (Grocery)
The Kroger Company attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $42K.
Pay by Experience Level for Produce Manager (Grocery)
Pay by Experience for a Produce Manager (Grocery) has a positive trend. An entry-level Produce Manager (Grocery) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 79 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Produce Manager (Grocery) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 58 salaries. An experienced Produce Manager (Grocery) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 86 salaries. A Produce Manager (Grocery) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 66 salaries.
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