Produce Manager (Grocery) Salary

Produce Managers in the United States can expect wages of $15.08 per hour on average. Male Produce Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, about one in four claim no health benefits at all. Most Produce Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,049 - $64,817
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$44K
$65K
MEDIAN: $44,497
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$9.50 - $21.74
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$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,049 - $64,817  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
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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$21,539 - $57,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.50 - $21.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.20  
Overtime
$13.18 - $33.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
   
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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$21,539 - $57,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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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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Produce Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Produce Department Manager. Median pay for Produce Department Managers is $37K.

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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 many Produce Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $29K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $37K. On average, Produce Managers make $39K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $46K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Produce Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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