Food and General Merchandise Stores Salary Survey

The Food and General Merchandise Stores Salary Survey reports compensation data for 124 benchmark jobs related to retailing food and beverages and a general line of merchandise. The survey includes grocery and department stores, as well as big box, discount, and outlet stores. The industry survey is available by geographic area (US Region or US National) for $589.

The Food and General Merchandise Stores Salary Survey documents market-based pay data for 10 executive and 114 non-management salary benchmark jobs from up to three databases: digitized public sources, ERI Assessor Series data, and direct participants. The following information is reported for each job title (salary data are shown in means, medians, and percentile cuts):

  • Annual Salary
  • Incentive/Variable Pay
  • Total Direct Annual Compensation
  • Job Description
  • Graph with a Trend Line and Data Points
  • Selected Characteristics of the Occupation (SCO)

Survey information is solicited through traditional mail, email, and online questionnaires. Each data submission is thoroughly screened by our team of experienced researchers prior to inclusion in a survey. No attempt is made to alter incumbent data as reported other than to normalize collected compensation amounts to a common date. Data collection begins October and ends March. Survey results are published annually in July, with an effective data date of March 31 of the given survey year.

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Advertising Clerk
  • Advertising Manager
  • Auctioneer
  • Automobile Parts Sales Representative
  • Baker
  • Baker Helper
  • Jeweler
  • Jewelry Sales Representative
  • Loss Prevention Manager
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Representative
  • Materials Handler
  • Merchandise Displayer
  • Merchandise Marker
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Advertising Clerk
  • Advertising Manager
  • Auctioneer
  • Automobile Parts Sales Representative
  • Baker
  • Baker Helper
  • Bakery Manager
  • Barista
  • Beauty Products Sales Representative
  • Benefits Analyst
  • Benefits Manager
  • Branch Store Manager
  • Branch Store Supervisor
  • Building & Facilities Manager
  • Butcher
  • Cashier Associate
  • Cashier General
  • Cashiering Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Collection Manager
  • Comparison Shopper
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Sales Representative
  • Computer Software Sales Representative
  • Credit & Collection Clerk
  • Credit & Collection Manager
  • Credit Card Control Clerk
  • Credit Manager
  • Customer Service Clerk
  • Customer Service Director
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Customer Service Representative (General Calls)
  • Customer Service Representative (Specialized Calls)
  • Deliverer
  • Department Manager
  • Display Designer
  • Display Maker
  • Distribution Supervisor
  • District Sales Manager Retail
  • Employee Training Specialist
  • Employment Interviewer
  • Employment Manager
  • Executive Secretary
  • Executive Vice President
  • Financial Analyst
  • Florist
  • Forklift Operator
  • General Maintenance Supervisor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Grocery Buyer
  • Hearing Aid Specialist
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Internal Auditor
  • Janitor
  • Jeweler
  • Jewelry Sales Representative
  • Loss Prevention Manager
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Representative
  • Materials Handler
  • Merchandise Displayer
  • Merchandise Marker
  • Merchandise Planner
  • Merchandising Manager
  • Merchandising Supervisor
  • Muffler Installer
  • National Sales Manager (Experience)
  • New Automobile Sales Representative
  • Office Equipment Sales Representative
  • Office Furniture Sales Representative
  • Order Clerk
  • Overhead Crane Operator
  • Packer Light
  • Parts Manager
  • Parts Salesperson
  • Pawnbroker
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Manager
  • PBX Operator Receptionist
  • Printing Supervisor
  • Procurement Analyst
  • Product or Brand Sales Manager
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Receiving Clerk
  • Receptionist
  • Regional Sales Manager Retail
  • Retail Area Sales Manager
  • Retail Cashier
  • Retail Sales Clerk
  • Retail Store Assistant Manager (Experience)
  • Retail Store Manager (Experience)
  • Safety Manager
  • Sales Training Manager
  • Salesperson Women's Apparel
  • Security Manager
  • Shipping Clerk
  • Sporting Goods Sales Representative
  • Stereo Equipment Salesperson
  • Stock Clerk Retail
  • Surveillance System Monitor
  • Systems Analyst
  • Time Clerk
  • Top Merchandising Officer
  • Top Merchandising Planner
  • Top Real Estate Officer
  • Used Automobile Sales Representative
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Webmaster
  • Wireless Sales Representative
  • ADVANCE AUTO PARTS INC
  • ALCO STORES INC
  • AMERICA'S CAR-MART INC
  • ASBURY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC
  • AUTONATION INC
  • BELK INC
  • BELL-CARTER FOODS INC.
  • BIG LOTS INC
  • BON-TON STORES INC
  • BURLINGTON STORES INC
  • MARINEMAX INC
  • MCCORMICK & COMPANY INC
  • MEIJER
  • NATURAL GROCERS BY VITAMIN COTTAGE INC
  • O'REILLY AUTOMOTIVE INC
  • ORGANIC VALLEY
  • PANTRY INC
  • PENSKE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC
  • PEP BOYS - MANNY MOE & JACK
  • PRICESMART INC
  • ADVANCE AUTO PARTS INC
  • ALCO STORES INC
  • AMERICA'S CAR-MART INC
  • ASBURY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC
  • AUTONATION INC
  • BELK INC
  • BELL-CARTER FOODS INC.
  • BIG LOTS INC
  • BON-TON STORES INC
  • BURLINGTON STORES INC
  • CARMAX INC
  • CASEY'S GENERAL STORES INC
  • CONFEDERATE MOTORS INC
  • COPART INC
  • COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP
  • CST BRANDS INC
  • DILLARDS INC
  • DOLLAR GENERAL CORP
  • DOLLAR TREE STORES INC
  • EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
  • FAIRWAY GROUP HOLDINGS CORP
  • FAMILY DOLLAR STORES INC
  • FIVE BELOW INC
  • FRED'S INC
  • FRESH MARKET INC
  • GENERAL MILLS INC
  • GROUP 1 AUTOMOTIVE INC
  • H.E. BUTT GROCERY COMPANY
  • HARRIS TEETER SUPERMARKETS INC
  • INGLES MARKETS INC
  • JC PENNEY CO INC
  • KAR AUCTION SERVICES INC
  • KOHL'S CORP
  • KROGER CO
  • LITHIA MOTORS INC
  • MACY'S INC
  • MARINEMAX INC
  • MCCORMICK & COMPANY INC
  • MEIJER
  • NATURAL GROCERS BY VITAMIN COTTAGE INC
  • O'REILLY AUTOMOTIVE INC
  • ORGANIC VALLEY
  • PANTRY INC
  • PENSKE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC
  • PEP BOYS - MANNY MOE & JACK
  • PRICESMART INC
  • PUBLIX SUPER MKTS INC
  • RBC LIFE SCIENCES INC
  • ROUNDYS INC
  • RUSH ENTERPRISES INC
  • SAFEWAY INC
  • SAKS INCORPORATED
  • SEARS HOLDINGS CORP
  • SEARS HOMETOWN & OUTLET STORES INC
  • SHOPKO
  • SMART & FINAL STORES INC
  • SONIC AUTOMOTIVE INC
  • STARBUCKS CORP
  • SUPERVALU INC
  • SUSSER HOLDINGS CORP
  • TARGET CORP
  • TESORO CORP
  • TJX COMPANIES
  • TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA LLC
  • TUESDAY MORNING CORP
  • U S AUTO PARTS NETWORK INC
  • VILLAGE SUPER MARKET INC
  • VITAMIN SHOPPE INC
  • WAL-MART STORES INC
  • WEIS MARKETS INC
  • WEST MARINE INC
  • WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC

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