The average Supermarket Meat Department Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $16.38 per hour. Men account for the majority of Supermarket Meat Department Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 89 percent to be exact. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$31,864 - $61,444
(Median)
$32K
$45K
$61K
MEDIAN: $44,715
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90%

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$12.13 - $22.30
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,864 - $61,444  
   
Bonus
$301.00 - $4,932  
Commission
$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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$26,980 - $51,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $22.30  
   
Overtime
$17.44 - $30.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$301.00 - $4,932  
   
Commission
$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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$26,980 - $51,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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.

Common Career Paths for Supermarket Department Manager, Meat


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A lot of Supermarket Meat Department Managers move on to become Meat Managers, that group gets paid a slightly higher $44K on average. Many Supermarket Meat Department Managers advance into roles as Meat Cutters or Retail Store Assistant Managers, but the median salaries are $8K lower and $6K lower, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Supermarket Department Manager, Meat

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


For Supermarket Meat Department Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $32K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $37K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $44K.

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Experience Affects Supermarket Department Manager, Meat Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

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

People Management
up arrow 24%

Inventory Control
up arrow 7%

National Average
$39,000

Order Inventory
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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