Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods Salary

Median pay for Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers in the United States is around $12.09 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.77 per hour to $17.91. Total incomes of Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $2K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $19K and $46K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. 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 majority of Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage.

$29,311 - $61,712

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$8.77 - $17.91

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,311 - $61,712  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,946  
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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$18,690 - $46,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.77 - $17.91  
   
Overtime
$12.11 - $28.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,946  
   
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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$18,690 - $46,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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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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 smallest salaries in town — $23K on average — but the considerable range in workers' salaries (stretching from $18K to $34K) creates a rather varied pay scale.

Popular Skills for Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods


Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers only report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Merchandising can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 30 percent above average. It is not unusual for someone who knows Inventory Management to be familiar with 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. 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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $32K in this role. Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $38K.

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Experience Affects Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

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

Merchandising
up arrow 30%

Order Inventory
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
0%

National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 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
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 19%
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