Supermarket Department Manager, Meat Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Supermarket Meat Department Managers earn an average of $17.93 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Supermarket Meat Department Managers stretch from $28K on the lower end to $61K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K from bonuses and $4K from profit sharing. The majority of Supermarket Meat Department Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Just under a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,035 - $66,821

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$12.28 - $22.88

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,035 - $66,821  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,093  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,438  
Commission
$0.00 - $484.79  
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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$28,085 - $61,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.28 - $22.88  
   
Overtime
$10.16 - $34.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,093  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $484.79  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,438  
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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$28,085 - $61,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 189
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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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Many Supermarket Meat Department Managers move into a Meat Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Meat Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Supermarket Meat Department Managers. Supermarket Meat Department Managers most frequently advance into Meat Cutter and Retail Store Assistant Manager roles even though the median salaries are $12K lower and $9K lower, respectively.

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Survey takers who work as 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. Customer Service and Order Inventory are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Supermarket Department Manager, Meat

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


For many Supermarket Meat Department Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $32K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $39K. Supermarket Meat Department Managers bring in $43K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $46K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Supermarket Department Manager, Meat Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

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 1%

National Average
$41,000

Order Inventory
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 22%
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