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Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods Salary

Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers in the United States take home approximately $12.02 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.71 per hour to $17.88. Total cash earnings of Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers range from $19K on the low end to $46K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $2K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,559 - $63,346
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$63K
MEDIAN: $42,157
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$8.71 - $17.88
(Median)
$8
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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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,559 - $63,346  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,960  
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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$18,712 - $46,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.71 - $17.88  
   
Overtime
$12.02 - $28.22  
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 - $4,960  
   
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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$18,712 - $46,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 268

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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.

Supermarket Department Manager, General Job Listings

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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.


Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know Merchandising can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 30 percent above average. Many workers who know Inventory Management also know 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $23K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median 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. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $38K.

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Experience Affects Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

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 30%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Order Inventory
0%

National Average
$27,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 3%

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
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 18%