SUPERMARKET MANAGERS are responsible for the day-to-day efficient operation of supermarkets. They ensure that customers receive satisfactory service and quality goods. Supermarket managers answer customer's questions and handle complaints. They may order merchandise and set prices according to the profit margins of the store. They keep up with what the customer wants and coordinate sales promotions and advertising. Supermarket managers supervise employees, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Salary, Size & Growth
- $54,500 average per year ($26.25 per hour)
- A very large occupation (1,172,100 workers in 2010)
- Expected to grow slowly (0.5% per year)
There are no specific educational requirements for a SUPERMARKET MANAGER. Most managers have worked in food retailing for several years before being promoted to a manager's position. However, more and more managers have a college degree, and most of those have an associate or bachelor's degree in liberal arts, social science, business, food marketing, or management. Regardless of education received, business courses including accounting, administration, marketing, management, and sales, as well as courses in psychology, human resource management, sociology, and communication will be helpful.