Supermarket Department Manager, Bakery & Delicatessen (Deli) Salary

An average Supermarket Bakery & Delicatessen Department Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $13.24 per hour. Compensation ranges from $9.17 per hour on the lower end to $20.46 on the higher end. Cash earnings for Supermarket Bakery & Delicatessen Department Managers — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $20K to approximately $52K. The particular firm and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, just over one in five claim no health benefits at all. Most Supermarket Bakery & Delicatessen Department Managers survey respondents are women (72 percent).

$29,081 - $56,497
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$56K
MEDIAN: $39,567
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$9.17 - $20.46
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,081 - $56,497  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,530  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $9,933  
Commission
$0.00 - $979  
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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$20,238 - $51,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.17 - $20.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$6.90 - $32.21  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,530  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $979  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $9,933  
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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$20,238 - $51,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 272
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Job Description for Supermarket Department Manager, Bakery & Delicatessen (Deli)

Supermarket department managers of delis oversee their facility and its services; their work is also supervisory, so prior experience in the field and/or in a management position may be required for some positions. Generally, these managers must make sure that employees are working efficiently and food is both stocked properly and presented in an aesthetic manner. It is also essential to make sure that employees are adhering to health codes and laws, and there may be administrative duties such as hiring, firing, and performing employee evaluations.

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Supermarket Department Manager, Bakery & Delicatessen (Deli) Tasks

  • Train new produce department team members.
  • Create and merchandise produce displays, making sure only high-quality produce is presented.
  • Maintain produce department inventory, negotiating prices with vendors and restocking supplies as needed.
  • Lift and move heavy boxes of produce.

Common Career Paths for Supermarket Department Manager, Bakery & Delicatessen (Deli)


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At the upper end, Supermarket Bakery & Delicatessen Department Managers who move into an Office Manager role may earn a little more as the latter position has a median salary of $35K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supermarket Department Manager, Bakery & Delicatessen (Deli)


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Supermarket Bakery & Delicatessen Department Managers include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., Harris Teeter, Inc., Food Lion, and The Kroger Company. Although Harris Teeter, Inc. leads the field in pay with a median salary of $45K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $27K on the low end all the way up to $55K at the top.

Salaries are easily beat at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, where median pay comes to just $23K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $18K and ending at $27K, range in salary is rather small.

Popular Skills for Supermarket Department Manager, Bakery & Delicatessen (Deli)


Supermarket Bakery & Delicatessen Department Managers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, cake decorating, Order Inventory, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know cake decorating.

Pay by Experience Level for Supermarket Department Manager, Bakery & Delicatessen (Deli)

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


For many Supermarket Bakery & Delicatessen Department Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $25K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $31K on average. Supermarket Bakery & Delicatessen Department Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $32K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $40K.

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Experience Affects Supermarket Department Manager, Bakery & Delicatessen (Deli) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Supermarket Department Manager, Bakery & Delicatessen (Deli) Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 13%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Order Inventory
up arrow 1%

cake decorating
up arrow 1%

National Average
$31,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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