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Retail Store Manager, Grocery Salary

Slightly less than two-thirds of Grocery Store Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $27K to $86K per year, but median earnings come to around $55K per year. In the world of Grocery Store Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $27K and $86K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $20K and $5K, respectively. Most Grocery Store Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Grocery Store Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. While about a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$33,278 - $81,389
(Median)
33K
41K
55K
70K
81K
MEDIAN: $55,221
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$8.96 - $21.94
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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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
$33,278 - $81,389  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,763  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $4,894  
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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$26,777 - $86,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 244
National Hourly Rate 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$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$8.96 - $21.94  
   
Overtime
$13.09 - $34.78  
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.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,763  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $4,894  
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).
)
$26,777 - $86,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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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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For Grocery Store Managers, career progression to a Retail District Manager role may result in a considerable increase in compensation. On average, a Retail District Manager, an upper-level role, can earn $70K annually.

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Grocery Store Managers note just a narrow range of job skills. Operations Management and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service and Operations Management.

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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $35K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $41K. Grocery Store Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $58K. Grocery Store Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $68K on average.

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Experience Affects Retail Store Manager, Grocery Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

Skills That Affect Retail Store Manager, Grocery Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 25%