Supermarket Department Manager, Meat Salary

A sizeable majority of Supermarket Meat Department Managers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $17.92 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Supermarket Meat Department Managers spread between $28K and $63K depending on individual performance. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$35,170 - $68,961
(Median)
$35K
$47K
$69K
MEDIAN: $46,616
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90%

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$11.89 - $22.86
(Median)
$12
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,170 - $68,961  
   
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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$27,989 - $62,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.89 - $22.86  
   
Overtime
$14.72 - $34.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$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).
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$27,989 - $62,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 198

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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 who go on to become Meat Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Meat Manager, an upper-level role, pays $43K. Supermarket Meat Department Managers most frequently become Meat Cutters and Retail Store Assistant Managers even though median compensation is $13K 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. People Management and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 13 percent and 5 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $35K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $39K on average. On average, Supermarket Meat Department Managers make $44K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $47K.

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Experience Affects Supermarket Department Manager, Meat Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

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%


National Average
$43,000

Order Inventory
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
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: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 24%