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Produce Manager (Grocery) Salary

Average Produce Managers in the United States make around $13.79 per hour. Pay generally varies between $8.70 per hour and $19.36. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Produce Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$30,224 - $62,442
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$62K
MEDIAN: $42,040
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$8.70 - $19.36
(Median)
$8
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,224 - $62,442  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
Total Pay (?
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$19,098 - $55,365  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.70 - $19.36  
   
Overtime
$11.59 - $29.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
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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$19,098 - $55,365  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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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 who transition into an upper level Produce Department Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Produce Department Manager makes $37K a year.

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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 $26K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $34K. For Produce Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $36K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $45K on average.

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Experience Affects Produce Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 28%