Roughly three in five of Grocery Store Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $28K to $86K per year, and the average comes out to $55K annually. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. There are more male Grocery Store Managers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 63 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$35,305 - $83,230
(Median)
$35K
$55K
$83K
MEDIAN: $54,655
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$10.10 - $21.17
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$10
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,305 - $83,230  
   
Bonus
$776 - $20,273  
Profit Sharing
$5,200  
Commission
$0.00 - $84,169  
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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$27,593 - $86,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 190
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $21.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.10  
Overtime
$16.00 - $30.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$776 - $20,273  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $84,169  
Profit Sharing
$5,200  
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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$27,593 - $86,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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Job Description for Retail Store Manager, Grocery

A retail store manager at a grocery store oversees the operations of the store to ensure that it is running smoothly. Sometimes this position can cause a lot of stress. When customers experience dissatisfaction with the store, the customers may request to speak to a manager. The manager will also have to multitask, so it is important to be able to work well under pressure. The manager may have administrative duties, such as financial recordkeeping, correspondence, and payroll.

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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Retail District Manager. The average Retail District Manager brings home $71K per year. It is quite typical for Grocery Store Managers to transition into roles as Supermarket Store Managers or Grocery Store Managers, where reported median earnings are $15K and $1K higher per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Retail Store Manager, Grocery

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Grocery Store Managers. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $42K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $36K. For Grocery Store Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $50K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $65K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Retail Store Manager, Grocery Advice

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Retail Store Manager, Grocery in Charlotte:
"Unreasonable hours."
Way too many hours to be on site plus phone calls constantly while off. This is a 24/7 job. Say goodbye to your loved ones and don't plan on sleeping.

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Experience Affects Retail Store Manager, Grocery Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

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

Operations Management
up arrow 15%

Profit & Loss (P&L) Statements
up arrow 8%

Team Leadership
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Merchandising
up arrow 3%

Sales Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000

People Management
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Inventory Management
up arrow 21%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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