Supermarket Store Manager Salary

With over three-fourths of Supermarket Store Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Supermarket Store Managers is $64K annually and can range from $36K on the lower end to $102K per year near the higher end. Cash earnings for Supermarket Store Managers — which occasionally include more than $24K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $36K to approximately $102K. The vast majority (85 percent) of Supermarket Store Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$39,533 - $93,430
(Median)
$40K
$64K
$93K
MEDIAN: $64,013
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$11.48 - $27.32
(Median)
$11
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,533 - $93,430  
   
Bonus
$30.41 - $23,783  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $10,067  
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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$36,423 - $101,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 227
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.48 - $27.32  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $28.60  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$30.41 - $23,783  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $10,067  
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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$36,423 - $101,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Job Description for Supermarket Store Manager

The person in charge of all aspects of a supermarket's functioning is the supermarket store manager. They are responsible for a wide variety of areas from the food inventory to personnel matters to the store's financial performance. The supermarket store manager typically supervises a team of department managers who run the various divisions of the store, as well as managers who oversee cashiers and customer service. They help department managers with inventory projections and ordering to ensure timely product rotation and efficient use of shelf space. The manager works with customer service and cashier managers (or the head cashier) to address any difficulties with frequent-customer cards, product complaints, and cash-handling procedures.

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Supermarket Store Manager Tasks

  • Supervise grocery store employees, overseeing hiring, discipline, training, and promotions.
  • Manage the daily operation and administration of all departments of a grocery store.
  • Set standards for customer service, receive and respond to customer complaints.
  • Monitor store financial performance, setting business objectives and implementing strategies to meet those targets.
  • Oversee the ordering and stocking of products, monitor product quality, and adjust inventory to meet customer needs.

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Typical Supermarket Store Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Merchandising and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent and 15 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Supermarket Store Manager

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Supermarket Store Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $52K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $52K. Supermarket Store Managers see a median salary of $63K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $73K.

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Experience Affects Supermarket Store Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$64,000

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Supermarket Store Manager Salaries

Merchandising
up arrow 22%

Operations Management
up arrow 15%

National Average
$64,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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