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Retail Store Manager, Grocery Salary

Grocery Store Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with nearly three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $53K per year on average but can range from $28K to $86K per year. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 68 percent of Grocery Store Managers are male. While slightly less than a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. For the most part, Grocery Store Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$33,861 - $80,999
(Median)
$34K
$53K
$81K
MEDIAN: $53,170
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50%
90%

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$9.21 - $22.15
(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
$33,861 - $80,999  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,731  
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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$27,837 - $85,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 220
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
$9.21 - $22.15  
   
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 - $19,731  
   
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).
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$27,837 - $85,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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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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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. With an annual salary of $62K, Supermarket Store Manager is the most common role for Grocery Store Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Grocery Store Manager role — which usually pays $49K — is also typical for Grocery Store Managers, though less common by comparison.

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Survey results show that Grocery Store Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Operations Management, Customer Service, and Inventory Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Inventory Management and Customer Service, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Store Manager, Grocery

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Grocery Store Managers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $34K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $41K. For Grocery Store Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $56K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $68K on average.

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Experience Affects Retail Store Manager, Grocery Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Entry-Level
up arrow 32%

Skills That Affect Retail Store Manager, Grocery Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Inventory Management
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 23%
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