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Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods Salary

Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers in the United States can expect wages of $12.02 per hour on average. Pay ranges from $8.72 per hour on the low end to $17.95 on the high end. Final cash compensation to Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers varies from around $19K to approximately $46K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $2K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. 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 data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$29,440 - $61,555
(Median)
$29K
$42K
$62K
MEDIAN: $41,761
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$8.72 - $17.95
(Median)
$8
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,440 - $61,555  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,902  
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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$18,678 - $46,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.72 - $17.95  
   
Overtime
$12.17 - $28.30  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,902  
   
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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$18,678 - $46,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 272

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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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Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers who move on to become Grocery Store Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Grocery Store Managers get paid an average of $49K per year.

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


Although Wal-Mart Stores, Inc hands out the lowest average salary in town at $23K, employee compensation still varies greatly; workers can make as little as $18K or as much as $36K.

Popular Skills for Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods


Survey takers who work as Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Merchandising can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 30 percent above average. Competency in Inventory Management frequently indicates knowledge of Order Inventory.

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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $23K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $29K. Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $32K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $38K.

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Experience Affects Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

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

Merchandising
up arrow 30%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Order Inventory
up arrow 1%

National Average
$27,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 19%
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