Produce Manager (Grocery) Salary

Produce Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $15.08 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Produce Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Although one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$30,049 - $64,817
(Median)
$30K
$44K
$65K
MEDIAN: $44,497
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$9.50 - $21.74
(Median)
$9
$15
$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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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.


Produce Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. 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. Produce Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $39K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $46K on average.

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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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