Retail Store Manager, Grocery Salary

Approximately three-fifths of Grocery Store Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $28K to $87K per year, but median earnings come to around $55K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men account for the majority of Grocery Store Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 62 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$33,285 - $83,307
(Median)
$33K
$55K
$83K
MEDIAN: $54,573
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90%

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$9.91 - $21.72
(Median)
$9
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$33,285 - $83,307  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,112  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
Commission
$0.00 - $3.30  
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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$28,032 - $86,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 240
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $21.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.10  
Overtime
$18.68 - $31.17  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,112  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3.30  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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).
)
$28,032 - $86,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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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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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 $71K on average per year. Becoming a Supermarket Store Manager or a Grocery Store Manager is a common transition from a Groecery Store Manager role.

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Survey results show that Grocery Store Managers use a fair number of skills. Fortunate workers who know People Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. Those listing Order Inventory as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Relationship Management and Inventory 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.


For many Grocery Store Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $35K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $40K. Grocery Store Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $55K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $71K.

Retail Store Manager, Grocery Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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 43%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Skills That Affect Retail Store Manager, Grocery Salaries

People Management
up arrow 21%

National Average
$50,000

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Sales Management
up arrow 16%

Inventory Management
up arrow 23%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 26%

Order Inventory
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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