Retail Store Manager, Grocery Salary

Grocery Store Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just below two-thirds of Grocery Store Managers. Pay fluctuates from $28K to $86K per year, but expected earnings average $54K annually. Although around one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Most Grocery Store Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Grocery Store Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,287 - $81,318
(Median)
$34K
$54K
$81K
MEDIAN: $53,798
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90%

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$9.21 - $22.25
(Median)
$9
$14
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$34,287 - $81,318  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,988  
Profit Sharing
$1,006 - $2,948  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,392  
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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$28,043 - $86,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 223
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.21 - $22.25  
   
Overtime
$13.94 - $36.99  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,988  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$1,006 - $2,948  
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).
)
$28,043 - $86,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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Job Description for Retail Store Manager, Grocery

Working as a grocery retail store manager requires overseeing various aspects of the grocery store itself, including finances, inventory and the management of all employees. A grocery retail store manager is often required to establish and share employee schedules while delegating tasks that should be covered throughout each week with individual employees. Monitoring employee communication with customers and effectiveness when stocking or working cash registers are also responsibilities of a manager working for a grocery retail store.

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Retail Store Manager, Grocery Tasks

  • Supervise grocery store employees, overseeing hiring, discipline, training, and promotions.
  • Manage the daily operation and administration of all departments of a grocery store.
  • Set standards for customer service, receive and respond to customer complaints.
  • Monitor store financial performance, setting business objectives and implementing strategies to meet those targets.
  • Oversee the ordering and stocking of products, monitor product quality, and adjust inventory to meet customer needs.

Common Career Paths for Retail Store Manager, Grocery


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Grocery Store Managers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Retail District Manager. The latter position pays an average of $70K annually. As Grocery Store Managers progress in their field, many go on to become Supermarket Store Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $62K per year. Another common career choice for Grocery Store Managers is to move into a Grocery Store Manager role. Typically, Grocery Store Managers get paid $49K.

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Grocery Store Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Operations Management, Customer Service, and Inventory Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Inventory Management and Customer Service, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Store Manager, Grocery

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Grocery Store Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $35K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $41K. Grocery Store Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $56K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $70K.

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Experience Affects Retail Store Manager, Grocery Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
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National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Retail Store Manager, Grocery Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Inventory Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 21%
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