Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers in the United States take home an average $13.08 per hour. Compensation ranges from $9.09 per hour on the lower end to $19.26 on the higher end. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career length, followed by the particular city and the individual firm. Male Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. While just under a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$30,813 - $59,078
$31K
$43K
$59K
MEDIAN: $42,553
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$9.09 - $19.26
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$30,813 - $59,078  
   
Bonus
$20.13 - $4,500  
Profit Sharing
$800  
Commission
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$19,196 - $44,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.09 - $19.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$13.48 - $29.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$20.13 - $4,500  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$19,196 - $44,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 292

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Job Description for Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods

A supermarket department manager for dairy and frozen foods manages those specific departments for their organization. Day-to-day responsibilities for these professionals include checking inventory, ensuring items past the sell-by date are removed, and making sure needed items are in stock. They also supervise employees, providing guidance, scheduling shifts, and handling disciplinary actions as needed. Supermarket department managers for dairy and frozen foods also handle customers that have any questions, as well as hire and train new employees. They also work with the other department managers of the supermarket on store-wide policies, promotions, and in other areas. In all tasks, supermarket department managers must know the typical items in their sections and where they are located.

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Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods


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Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Groecery Store Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $49K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods


Those at Harris Teeter, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $36K.

The smallest paychecks can be found at The Kroger Company — the median salary there is $30K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with salaries varying between $18K and $43K.

Popular Skills for Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods


Survey takers who work as Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, facility with Merchandising and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent and 7 percent, respectively. It is often found that people who know Inventory Management are also skilled in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $25K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $30K on average. On average, Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers make $33K following one to two decades on the job. Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $40K.

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Key Stats for Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
040
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods Salaries

Merchandising
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National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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