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Supermarket Department Manager, Meat Salary

Median pay for Supermarket Meat Department Managers in the United States is around $18.06 per hour. Total cash earnings of Supermarket Meat Department Managers range from $28K on the low end to $63K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $6K, respectively. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While some workers in this profession — approximately one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,015 - $69,309
(Median)
$35K
$46K
$69K
MEDIAN: $45,930
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$11.81 - $23.03
(Median)
$12
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,015 - $69,309  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,177  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,817  
Commission
$0.00 - $493.16  
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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$28,106 - $62,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.81 - $23.03  
   
Overtime
$12.63 - $34.16  
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 - $5,177  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $493.16  
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).
)
$28,106 - $62,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 196

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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

  • 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, Meat


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Supermarket Meat Department Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Meat Manager. Median pay for Meat Managers is $43K. Supermarket Meat Department Managers most often move into positions as Meat Cutters or Retail Store Assistant Managers. Meat Cutters actually earn $13K less on average, however, and Retail Store Assistant Managers earn $10K less per year than Supermarket Meat Department Managers do.

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Survey takers who work as Supermarket Meat Department Managers typically report just a few professional skills. People Management and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 13 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Customer Service and Order Inventory are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Supermarket Department Manager, Meat

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


For many Supermarket Meat Department Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $32K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $40K. On average, Supermarket Meat Department Managers make $44K following one to two decades on the job. 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 10%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Supermarket Department Manager, Meat Salaries

People Management
up arrow 13%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

National Average
$43,000

Order Inventory
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
47%

Common Health Benefits

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