Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salary

Produce Department Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $16.21 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most Produce Department Managers survey respondents are men (79 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$31,593 - $64,867
$32K
$45K
$65K
MEDIAN: $45,180
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50%
90%

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$11.33 - $22.03
$11
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.32
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90%

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$0$64K
Salary $31,593 - $64,867
Bonus $250.00 - $6,437
Profit Sharing $201.34 - $6,082
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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$24,682 - $55,857
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 68
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $11.33 - $22.03
Overtime $18.97 - $34.36
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $250.00 - $6,437
Commission $0.00 - $0.00
Profit Sharing $201.34 - $6,082
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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$24,682 - $55,857
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 260

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Job Description for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)

The produce department manager of a grocery store oversees the inventory selection, delivery, management and presentation for the produce department. They also supervise department staff. which involves scheduling, training, and performance oversight. The produce department manager is also responsible for managing vendor relationships, coordinating delivery schedules, ensuring the appropriate quantities and quality of produce are supplied, and ensuring the produce is displayed according to safety standards and store expectations. Additionally, the produce manager must work collaboratively with other department managers.

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Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Tasks

  • Maintain produce department inventory, negotiating prices with vendors and restocking supplies as needed.
  • Lift and move heavy boxes of produce.
  • Train new produce department team members.
  • Create and merchandise produce displays, making sure only high-quality produce is presented.

Common Career Paths for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)


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As Produce Department Managers make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Retail Store Manager position pays around the same amount as the Produce Department Manager job on average. Produce Department Managers most frequently become Produce Managers and Retail Store Assistant Managers even though median compensation is $2K lower and $5K lower, respectively.

Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)


Produce Department Managers flock to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Kroger Company, BI-LO, LLC., Harris Teeter, Inc., and Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Safeway, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $43K. Also paying near the top of the field are Harris Teeter, Inc. at $43K, The Kroger Company at $40K, and BI-LO, LLC., where Produce Department Managers annually earn $37K.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc at $28K, Food Lion at $35K, and Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., where $36K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)


Produce Department Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Training, Scheduling, Merchandising, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 17 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service. It is often found that people who know Merchandising are also skilled in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)

Pay by Experience for a Produce Department Manager (Grocery) has a positive trend. An entry-level Produce Department Manager (Grocery) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 121 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Produce Department Manager (Grocery) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Produce Department Manager (Grocery) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 120 salaries. A Produce Department Manager (Grocery) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 126 salaries.

Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Produce Department Manager (Grocery)?

Produce Department Manager (Grocery) in Kirbyville:
"Its ok deal with alot."
Pros: The people and the customers I like truck days too.
Cons: The pay is kind of low and expect too much.

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Key Stats for Produce Department Manager (Grocery)

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salaries

▲12%

▲9%

National Average
$38,000

▼8%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Produce Department Manager (Grocery) Salaries

Training
▲16%

Scheduling
▲12%




National Average
$38,000

People Management
▼2%

Customer Service
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 16%
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