Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods Salary

Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers in the United States take home an average $12.06 per hour. Pay generally varies between $8.75 per hour and $17.87. Total cash compensation for Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers runs from $19K to $46K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $2K. Experience level 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 just over a half.

$29,311 - $61,712
(Median)
$29K
$42K
$62K
MEDIAN: $42,157
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$8.75 - $17.87
(Median)
$8
$12
$18
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 - $4,953  
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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$18,729 - $46,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.75 - $17.87  
   
Overtime
$12.19 - $28.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,953  
   
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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$18,729 - $46,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 282
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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


Bringing up the rear, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc's median pay of $23K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $36K.


Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know Merchandising can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 29 percent above average. Inventory Management and Order Inventory are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $23K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $29K. Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $32K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $37K.

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Experience Affects Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

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 29%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Order Inventory
up arrow 2%

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
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 18%
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