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?
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  • Participating Companies
  • Position List & Sample Report
  • 2019 Participation


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

New in 2019
This survey will move to the new Mercer Job Library in 2019. This comprehensive job catalog provides you with improved job descriptions for more accurate position matches, clearer relationships between jobs, more specializations, and much more. Read the client announcement for details on why we’re making this change and what it means to you or visit Mercer Job Library FAQs for more details.

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.

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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


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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.

    2019 Participation

    2019 Survey Participation is now closed. Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is not required to purchase results. To learn more about how you can become a participant, please contact us. As a survey participant, you do receive key benefits:

    • A discount on survey results!
    • An exclusive invitation to survey events - attend results webcasts and meetings where Mercer consultants will review the results and identify market trends and factors. You'll also be able to ask questions directly related to your organization.
    • Ensure your data is included in the market results - easily determine your market position with customized reports that compare your company data to your peers.
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    • Sub TitleCompensation and benefits data to reward top talent
    • Short DescriptionSalary data for store level & warehouse/distribution positions in supermarkets.