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Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods Salary

Median pay for Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $12.05 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.72 per hour to $18.00. 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 and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. 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. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction for Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers is high.

$29,559 - $63,346
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$63K
MEDIAN: $42,157
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$8.72 - $18.00
(Median)
$8
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,559 - $63,346  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,953  
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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$18,684 - $46,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.72 - $18.00  
   
Overtime
$11.99 - $28.26  
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 - $4,953  
   
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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$18,684 - $46,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Groecery Store Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $49K per year.

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


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $23K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $18K and $36K.

Popular Skills for Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers who took the survey. Fortunate workers who know Merchandising command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 29 percent above average. Those with knowledge of Inventory Management tend to be skilled in 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $23K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $29K. Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers bring in $32K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

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
0%

National Average
$27,000

Inventory Management
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 19%
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