Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods Salary

For Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers, hourly average wages total $12.10 per hour. Pay ranges from $8.75 per hour on the low end to $17.79 on the high end. Total cash earnings of Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers range from $19K on the low end to $46K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $2K, respectively. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,311 - $61,712
(Median)
$29K
$42K
$62K
MEDIAN: $42,157
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$8.75 - $17.79
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,311 - $61,712  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,946  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $1,957  
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
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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$18,722 - $46,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.75 - $17.79  
   
Overtime
$12.15 - $28.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,946  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $1,957  
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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$18,722 - $46,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 281
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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

  • 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, Dairy & Frozen Foods


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Many Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers move into a Groecery Store Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $49K per year.

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The pay scale is far from balanced at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. While salaries on one end can reach $37K, the company's median pay sits at $23K, the lowest in the field.


Survey takers who work as Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers usually report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Merchandising command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 30 percent above average. It is not unusual for someone who knows Inventory Management to be familiar with Order Inventory as well.

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

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


Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average beginner in this position makes around $23K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $29K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers make a median salary of $32K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $36K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$27,000

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

Merchandising
up arrow 30%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Order Inventory
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
0%

National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 19%
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