Pay for Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $12.84 per hour. Pay generally varies between $8.98 per hour and $19.12. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. While just under one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. 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. Job satisfaction for Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers is high.

$30,559 - $57,648
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $41,028
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$8.98 - $19.12
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,559 - $57,648  
   
Bonus
$0.27 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$750  
Commission
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$18,925 - $44,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.98 - $19.12  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$13.76 - $29.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.27 - $5,000  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$18,925 - $44,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 283
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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


Harris Teeter, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $37K.

Although Wal-Mart Stores, Inc hands out the lowest average salary in town at $27K, employee compensation still varies greatly; workers can make as little as $18K or as much as $41K.

Popular Skills for Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods


Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Merchandising and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Inventory Management also tend to know Customer Service.

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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $25K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $30K. Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $33K. Supermarket Dairy & Frozen Foods Department Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $40K.

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Experience Affects Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$28,000


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

Merchandising
up arrow 25%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$28,000

Order Inventory
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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