Supermarket Department Manager, Meat Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Supermarket Meat Department Managers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $17.96 per hour nationwide. Cash earnings for Supermarket Meat Department Managers — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $28K to approximately $62K. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, around one in four claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Supermarket Meat Department Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$33,748 - $69,177
(Median)
$34K
$46K
$69K
MEDIAN: $46,075
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$12.16 - $23.01
(Median)
$12
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
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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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,748 - $69,177  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,121  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,817  
Commission
$0.00 - $484.79  
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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$28,012 - $62,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $23.01  
   
Overtime
$10.16 - $34.30  
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.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,121  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $484.79  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,817  
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).
)
$28,012 - $62,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 188
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Job Description for Supermarket Department Manager, Meat

Supermarket managers of meat departments direct the store's meat counter and the employees who maintain it. These managers are have a variety of responsibilities, including taking inventory, ordering supplies when they are low, and anticipating when demand will be high. Some research into new products may be necessary in order to expand existing lineups and keep up with customers' changing interests.

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Supermarket Department Manager, Meat 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.

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Supermarket Meat Department Managers' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Meat Manager. On average, Meat Managers get paid about the same as Supermarket Meat Department Managers do. Many Supermarket Meat Department Managers advance into roles as Meat Cutters or Retail Store Assistant Managers, but the median salaries are $12K lower and $10K lower, respectively.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Supermarket Meat Department Managers who took the survey. Those who have experience with People Management, Customer Service, and Order Inventory can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Many workers who know Customer Service also know Order Inventory.

Pay by Experience Level for Supermarket Department Manager, Meat

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Supermarket Meat Department Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $33K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $39K. Supermarket Meat Department Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $44K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $47K.

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Experience Affects Supermarket Department Manager, Meat Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Supermarket Department Manager, Meat Salaries

People Management
up arrow 14%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

National Average
$42,000

Order Inventory
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 24%
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