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Retail Store Manager, Grocery Salary

Grocery Store Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and slightly less than two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $53K per year, but may range from $28K to $85K per year. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly more than a fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. Most Grocery Store Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$34,054 - $80,738
(Median)
$34K
$53K
$81K
MEDIAN: $53,414
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90%

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$9.09 - $22.33
(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
$34,054 - $80,738  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,637  
Profit Sharing
$1,011 - $2,750  
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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$28,100 - $85,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.09 - $22.33  
   
Overtime
$13.84 - $37.25  
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 - $19,637  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$1,011 - $2,750  
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).
)
$28,100 - $85,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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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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As Grocery Store Managers transition into upper-level roles such as Retail District Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Retail District Managers earn $70K on average per year. The most common career progression for Grocery Store Managers leads to becoming a Supermarket Store Manager, where average pay is $62K annually. However, many Grocery Store Managers also opt to become Grocery Store Managers. Typically, a Grocery Store Manager brings home $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. Those listing Inventory Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Service and Operations Management also typically command lower compensation.

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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $36K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $41K. On average, Grocery Store Managers make $57K following one to two decades on the job. Grocery Store Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $68K.

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Experience Affects Retail Store Manager, Grocery Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Skills That Affect Retail Store Manager, Grocery Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Inventory Management
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 22%