Deli Manager Salary

The average Deli Manager in the United States earns approximately $15.03 per hour. Final cash compensation to Deli Managers varies from around $23K to approximately $49K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $3K, respectively. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Deli Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and over a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by a little over a half. Most Deli Managers survey respondents are women (71 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,802 - $63,907
$28K
$41K
$64K
MEDIAN: $40,707
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50%
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$10.17 - $20.25
$10
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.06
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$0$63K
Salary $27,802 - $63,907
Bonus $0.00 - $6,020
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $2,564
Commission $500
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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$22,625 - $50,221
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 120
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $10.17 - $20.25
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $3.31
Overtime $13.13 - $30.45
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,020
Commission $500
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $2,564
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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$22,625 - $50,221
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 410

Job Description for Deli Manager

The deli manager is a position that is hired almost exclusively by grocery stores, supermarkets, and other food service companies. Generally, most companies do not require formal education, but some may prefer applicants with a high school diploma. Most companies prefer applicants with at least two years of experience in a deli and two or more years of supervisory experience. Ideal applicants must understand how to safely operate deli equipment, as well.

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Deli Manager Tasks

  • Supervise staff and daily activities of a busy deli counter.
  • Train and manage deli team members.
  • Ensure proper adherence to food preparation regulations.
  • Stock necessary ingredients and equipment.
  • Provide excellent customer service and resolve customer dissatisfaction.

Common Career Paths for Deli Manager


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Deli Managers who go on to become Supermarket Bakery & Delicatessen Department Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Supermarket Bakery & Delicatessen Department Manager, an upper-level role, pays $33K.

Deli Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Deli Manager


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Deli Managers include The Kroger Company, Food Lion, Sprouts Farmers Market LLC, The Fresh Market, Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Those at Publix Super Markets Inc can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $61K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider The Kroger Company, Safeway, Inc., and Weis Markets Inc, top-paying firms where Deli Managers rake in a solid $37K, $35K, or $34K, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc at $28K, Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. at $29K, and Food Lion, where $30K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Deli Manager


Deli Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Operations Management, Scheduling, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 6 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Job Scheduling, People Management, and Customer Service. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Order Inventory.

Pay by Experience Level for Deli Manager

Pay by Experience for a Deli Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Deli Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 211 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Deli Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 171 salaries. An experienced Deli Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 181 salaries. A Deli Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 96 salaries.

Deli Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Deli Manager?

Deli Manager in Wellsboro:
"Enjoyable."
Pros: The management in my store are caring not just professionally but personally.
Cons: They don't like to get rid of bad employees. Some people get away with barely doing their job.

Deli Manager in Georgetown:
"Eager."
Pros: I love being able to try new and different ideas. Generally, customers are usually happy and enjoying the environment.
Cons: Lack of Appreciation. Under staffed. Under paid. Stress level,

Deli Manager in Oklahoma City:
"Organization."
Pros: Customer service.
Cons: Not in charge.

Deli Manager in Traverse City:
Pros: Working with people I get along with, improving an area I've been in.
Cons: Management, conflicting orders, lacking support, increased demands, pay.

Deli Manager in Canonsburg:
"Good working with people."
Pros:
Cons:

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Key Stats for Deli Manager

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Deli Manager Salaries

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
$34,000

▼1%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Deli Manager Salaries

Operations Management
▲25%

Scheduling
▲5%


Merchandising
▲3%

National Average
$34,000

Food Preparation
▼3%

Order Inventory
▼3%



Job Scheduling
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 36%