US Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey – Supermarket

Compensation and benefits data to reward top talent

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With increased competition as consumers shop in new ways, the supermarket industry continues to steadily grow and evolve. You need exceptional people that can keep up. If you’re having trouble holding on to your top supermarket employees, ensuring that you’re compensating them fairly may be a good place to start.

The Supermarket module of the US Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey collects compensation, benefits, policies and practices data for 297 supermarket-related jobs. Gauge how your talent strategy stacks up to your competition with policy and practices data on turnover, holidays, pay structures, and shift differentials. Analyze the data by numerous position families, such as:

  • Deli/bakery
  • Floral
  • Produce
  • Pharmacy
  • Warehouse/distribution and more
Do you have the policy data needed to reward the top talent?

Participation open: March – April

Results publish: September

2019 results available

  • 145 positions published
  • USD 1,650 – 4,950
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Sample report

Position list

  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • 2020 Survey participation
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Survey Schedule
  • Participating Companies
  • Position List & Sample Report


With compensation data for 1,300,000+ employee observations, analyze your talent strategy to attract and retain the top supermarket talent. This survey also includes data on part-time benefits policies including:

  • Benefits eligibility
  • Benefit plans offered
  • Mix of shared cost
  • Plan type compared to full-time plan
  • Type of cost coverage

Delivered in fully customizable formats
Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN®, giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters — including geography, industry, company size, and more. Efficiently organize and analyze the information with Mercer WIN, which enables you to:

  • Compare job descriptions side by side.
  • Change pay elements to support the right level of analysis.
  • Perform function and career-level analysis.
  • Export your data for integration into other systems (data also available as an excel file).
  • Run presentation-quality detailed or summary reports.

Salary Survey Methodology

Mercer surveys are designed using the most accurate and up-to-date market data practices. Data is collected from HR professionals at participating organizations and then analyzed for validity, thoroughness, and market representation based on the organization's size, structure, geographic region, or a combination of these factors. A minimum number of incumbents, organizations, and distinct organizations are required in order to report each data element. If minimums are not met, the market data is suppressed, ensuring you the highest level of data confidentiality.

Product Details

Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 297
  • # Positions Published: 145
  • # Organizations: 35
  • # Observations: 1,346,572

Based on data from the 2019 US Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey – Supermarket. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Policies and Practices

  • Base Salary
  • Total Cash Compensation
  • Total Direct Compensation

Policies and Practices

  • Casual/Leased Drivers 
  • Employee Discounts 
  • Employee Turnover 
  • Freezer Differentials 
  • Holidays 
  • Paid Sick Leave 
  • Pay Increase Budgets 
  • Pay Structures 
  • Shift Differentials 
  • Vacation Days  

Part-time Benefits Policies 

  • Benefits Eligibility - Part-time Employees 
  • Benefit Plans Offered 
  • Mix of Shared Cost 
  • Plan Type Compared to Full-time Plan 
  • Type of Cost Coverage

Position Families Analyzed

  • Deli/Bakery 
  • Floral 
  • Frozen Food/Dairy 
  • General Merchandise/Health & Beauty 
  • Grocery 
  • Market/Meat 
  • Pharmacy 
  • Produce 
  • Seafood 
  • Specialty Foods/Wine 
  • Warehouse/Distribution

2020 Survey participation

Data Submission Tools

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What's New in 2020

Data for this survey will be collected through Mercer Data Connector, an innovative online platform created to simplify the participation process with easy data importing, automated job matching and suggested matches, real-time data validation, and more.

To become a survey participant, please fill out the form above. Access information and next steps will be emailed to you within 48 hours. You can rest assured that the importance of your data security is not taken lightly at Mercer, so we take the utmost precautions to protect it.

2020 survey participation is now open!

Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs. The act of submitting data to a survey is known as survey participation and your company is then viewed as a participant. Please submit your completed questionnaire before the deadline to participate in the 2020 survey.

Although organizations are not required to participate in the survey in order to purchase results, participants enjoy these key benefits:

  • Discounted survey results
  • Exclusive invitations to attend webcasts and meetings in which Mercer consultants review survey results and field questions related directly to your organization
  • Inclusion in survey results allows you to easily determine your market position using customized reports that compare your data to that of your peers

2020 Survey schedule

  • Participation opens: March 9
  • Participation closes: May 15
  • Results available: September

Participation Webcasts

Attend a participation webcast to better understand the submission process and the survey data that is collected.

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2020 Pricing

2020 US Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey - Supermarket — USD 1,700

2020 US Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey - Supermarket — USD 5,100


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  • 2019 results now available.

Survey Schedule

  • Participation Opens: March 15
  • Participation Deadline: April 26
  • Date Effective: April 1
  • Report Available: September

Participating Companies

  • Ahold Delhaize - Ahold Delhaize USA Corporate Support, LLC
  • Ahold Delhaize - Ahold Delhaize USA Distribution, LLC
  • Ahold Delhaize - Ahold Delhaize USA Transportation, LLC
  • Ahold Delhaize - Food Lion, LLC
  • Ahold Delhaize - Giant Food Stores, LLC
  • Ahold Delhaize - Giant of Maryland, LLC
  • Ahold Delhaize - Hannaford Bros. Co. LLC
  • Ahold Delhaize - Peapod Digital Labs, LLC
  • Ahold Delhaize - Retail Business Services, LLC
  • Ahold Delhaize - Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, LLC
  • Albertsons Companies
  • Alex Lee, Inc. - Lowes Foods, LLC
  • Alex Lee, Inc. - Merchants Distributors, LLC
  • BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
  • Brookshire Grocery Company
  • Eataly USA, LLC
  • Gordon Food Service Store
  • Meijer, Inc.
  • Publix Super Markets, Inc.
  • Publix Super Markets, Inc. - Atlanta Division
  • Publix Super Markets, Inc. - Charlotte Division
  • Publix Super Markets, Inc. - Jacksonville Division
  • Publix Super Markets, Inc. - Lakeland Division
  • Publix Super Markets, Inc. - Miami Division
  • Rite Aid Corporation
  • Roche Bros. Supermarkets
  • Sendik's Food Markets
  • SpartanNash Company
  • Target Corporation
  • The Kroger Co.
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. - Walgreen Co.
  • Walmart, Inc.
  • Walmart, Inc. - Sam's Club
  • Weis Markets, Inc.
  • Position List & Sample Report

    View the position list and descriptions included in this survey.

    View a sample report of this survey for a glimpse at what’s included.

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    • Ordering TypeSingleLevelMultiSelection
    • RegionUS
    • Sub TitleCompensation and benefits data to reward top talent
    • Short DescriptionSalary data for store level & warehouse/distribution positions in supermarkets.

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