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Supermarket Store Manager Salary

Supermarket Store Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and over three-quarters have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $64K annually, but may range from $36K to $103K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $24K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Supermarket Store Managers can bottom out near $36K or peak near $103K depending on individual performance. The vast majority of Supermarket Store Managers (86 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction for Supermarket Store Managers is high. While nearly one-fifth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,878 - $91,551
(Median)
$39K
$64K
$92K
MEDIAN: $64,298
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90%

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$11.63 - $27.81
(Median)
$12
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,878 - $91,551  
   
Bonus
$30.64 - $24,020  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $10,067  
Commission
$0.00 - $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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$36,467 - $102,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 211
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $27.81  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $29.83  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$30.64 - $24,020  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $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).
)
$36,467 - $102,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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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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Supermarket Store Managers report a narrow range of specific skills. Operations Management and Merchandising are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 11 percent and 9 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Supermarket Store Manager

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $51K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $53K. Supermarket Store Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $65K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Supermarket Store Manager with more than 20 years of experience can earn $74K on average.

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Experience Affects Supermarket Store Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$66,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Supermarket Store Manager Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 11%

Merchandising
up arrow 9%

National Average
$66,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 20%
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