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Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods Salary

For Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers, hourly average wages total $12.07 per hour. Compensation ranges from $8.69 per hour on the lower end to $17.77 on the higher end. Cash earnings for Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers — including $5K in bonuses and $1K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $19K to $47K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. 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. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$29,413 - $65,402
(Median)
$29K
$42K
$65K
MEDIAN: $42,123
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$8.69 - $17.77
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,413 - $65,402  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,885  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $1,192  
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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$18,729 - $47,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.69 - $17.77  
   
Overtime
$11.54 - $27.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,885  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $1,192  
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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$18,729 - $47,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 250
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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

  • Resolve customer complaints.
  • Monitor supply levels, profits, losses, and cleanliness of departments.
  • Oversee the operations and performance of the supermarket and its staff.
  • Supervise employee training.

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


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More often than not, Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers take top-notch roles like Groecery Store Manager. Pay for that position is $49K annually on average.

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


With a median salary of only $24K, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $18K to $37K isn't that wide, either.

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. Fortunate workers who know Merchandising can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 29 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $24K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $29K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $33K. Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $37K.

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Experience Affects Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

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

Merchandising
up arrow 29%

Order Inventory
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
0%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 17%