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Retail Store Manager, Grocery Salary

Grocery Store Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and slightly less than two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $54K per year, but may range from $28K to $86K per year. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, between a fifth and a fourth claim no health benefits at all. More than half of Grocery Store Managers (67 percent) survey respondents are men. Most Grocery Store Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$34,062 - $81,439
(Median)
$34K
$54K
$81K
MEDIAN: $53,537
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$9.21 - $22.25
(Median)
$9
$14
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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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
$34,062 - $81,439  
   
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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$27,875 - $85,670  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 221
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.21 - $22.25  
   
Overtime
$13.84 - $37.25  
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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$27,875 - $85,670  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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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 who go on to become Retail District Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Retail District Managers is $70K annually. More often than not, a Supermarket Store Manager role is the next step for Grocery Store Managers moving up in the field. Supermarket Store Managers usually make $62K per year. Many other Grocery Store Managers choose to take on a Grocery Store Manager role, where salaries are typically $49K.

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Grocery Store Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Grocery Store Managers. 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 $41K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $56K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $69K on average.

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Experience Affects Retail Store Manager, Grocery Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

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 4%

Inventory Management
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 22%
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