Supermarket Department Manager, Meat Salary

Supermarket Meat Department Managers in the United States take home an average $17.62 per hour. Total cash compensation to Supermarket Meat Department Managers approaches anywhere from $28K on the lower end to $61K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $4K from profit sharing. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$32,137 - $66,790
(Median)
$32K
$46K
$67K
MEDIAN: $45,868
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$12.39 - $22.76
(Median)
$12
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,137 - $66,790  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,015  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,470  
Commission
$0.00 - $250.00  
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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$28,344 - $60,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.39 - $22.76  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $34.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,015  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $250.00  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,470  
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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$28,344 - $60,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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Job Description for Supermarket Department Manager, Meat

Supermarket managers of meat departments direct the store's meat counter and the employees who maintain it. These managers are have a variety of responsibilities, including taking inventory, ordering supplies when they are low, and anticipating when demand will be high. Some research into new products may be necessary in order to expand existing lineups and keep up with customers' changing interests.

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Supermarket Department Manager, Meat 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, Meat


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Supermarket Meat Department Managers who transition into an upper level Meat Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Meat Manager makes $43K a year. Supermarket Meat Department Managers most often move into Meat Cutter or Retail Store Assistant Manager roles. However, the former pays $11K less on average, and the latter pays $9K less.

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Typical Supermarket Meat Department Managers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with People Management, Customer Service, and Order Inventory can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Aptitude in Customer Service tends to also indicate an understanding of Order Inventory.

Pay by Experience Level for Supermarket Department Manager, Meat

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


Supermarket Meat Department Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $33K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $39K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Supermarket Meat Department Managers see a median salary of $43K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $46K.

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Experience Affects Supermarket Department Manager, Meat Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
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National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Supermarket Department Manager, Meat Salaries

People Management
up arrow 16%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

National Average
$41,000

Order Inventory
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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