Retail Store Manager, Grocery Salary (United States)

The majority of Grocery Store Managers in the United States—about two-thirds—boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $27,023 to $85,562 per year and typically amount to $51,450 per year. Overall cash earnings for Grocery Store Managers stretch from $33,467 on the lower end to $79,576 near the top, and the heftier packages can encompass around $19,525 from bonuses and $4,000 from profit sharing. While some workers in this profession—25 percent—do not have any health coverage, most do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Male Grocery Store Managers are far more common in the field than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,467 - $79,576
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MEDIAN: $54,155
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$8.76 - $21.54
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$33,467 - $79,576  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,525  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $4,000  
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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$27,023 - $85,562  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 242
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$8.76 - $21.54  
   
Overtime
$13.26 - $34.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,525  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $4,000  
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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$27,023 - $85,562  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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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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Compensation may increase greatly for Grocery Store Managers who advance in their career. Upper-end positions like Retail District Manager may make an additional $18,632 per year than lower-end positions.

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Pay by Experience Level for Retail Store Manager, Grocery

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Grocery Store Managers, experience in the field tends to play a major role in salary negotiations; pay increases with more experience. Salaries increase to $42K from around $36K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $59K. Salaries grow more slowly as Grocery Store Managers approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $66K. The range of experience in this workforce varies greatly: 37 percent of respondents have between one and nine years of experience; 30 percent have between 10 and 20 years, and 32 percent boast more than two decades of experience.

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Experience Affects Retail Store Manager, Grocery Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
National Average
$51,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Retail Store Manager, Grocery Salaries

National Average
$51,000
Operations Management
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
27%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 25%
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