Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods Salary

Median pay for Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers in the United States is around $12.64 per hour. Earnings sit near $8.86 per hour on the lower side but can approach $18.48 on the higher side. Cash earnings for Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $2K from profit sharing — stretch from around $19K to approximately $46K. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. 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 report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$29,400 - $60,964
(Median)
$29K
$42K
$61K
MEDIAN: $42,018
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$8.86 - $18.48
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$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,400 - $60,964  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,837  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $1,957  
Commission
$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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$18,875 - $46,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.86 - $18.48  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$12.04 - $28.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,837  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $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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$18,875 - $46,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 326
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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods


Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Harris Teeter, Inc., where the average salary comes to $37K.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $24K, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $41K.

Popular Skills for Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods


Job skills reported by Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers are limited. Fortunate workers who know Merchandising command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Those educated in Inventory Management tend to be well versed 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.


For many Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $24K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $29K. For Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $33K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $40K.

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Experience Affects Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

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

Merchandising
up arrow 25%

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$28,000

Order Inventory
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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