Retail Store Manager, Grocery Salary

With nearly three in five 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 $87K per year and averages out to $55K per year. Men make up the majority of Grocery Store Managers (62 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Grocery Store Managers. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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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National Salary Data (?
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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).
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$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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Grocery Store Managers who go on to become Retail District Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Retail District Managers is $71K annually. It is not uncommon for a Groecery Store Manager to continue on to become a Supermarket Store Manager or a Grocery Store Manager.

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Grocery Store Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Fortunate workers who know People Management command much higher paychecks, 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $35K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $40K. On average, Grocery Store Managers make $55K following one to two decades on the job. Grocery Store Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $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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