Retail Store Manager, Grocery Salary

With just under two-thirds of Grocery Store Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $28K to $86K per year and averages out to $54K annually. Job satisfaction for Grocery Store Managers is high. More than half of Grocery Store Managers (65 percent) survey respondents are men. While nearly one-fifth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$34,449 - $81,378
(Median)
$34K
$54K
$81K
MEDIAN: $53,916
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50%
90%

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$9.24 - $22.22
(Median)
$9
$14
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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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
$34,449 - $81,378  
   
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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$27,903 - $86,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 222
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.24 - $22.22  
   
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).
)
$27,903 - $86,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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 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. Going from Groecery Store Manager to Supermarket Store Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $62K. Many others choose to work as Grocery Store Managers, where pay is typically $49K.

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Grocery Store Managers report a focused set of job skills. 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 and Customer Service as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically 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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $35K, 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. Grocery Store Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $56K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $71K.

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Experience Affects Retail Store Manager, Grocery Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Entry-Level
up arrow 31%

Skills That Affect Retail Store Manager, Grocery Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Inventory Management
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

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: 77% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 21%
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