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 provides compensation, benefits, policies and practices data for 87 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 – May

Results publish: September

2020 results available

  • 87 positions published
  • USD 1,700 – 5,100
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Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 324
  • # Positions Published: 87
  • # Organizations: 38
  • # Observations: 1,749,264

Based on data from the 2020 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

This survey is powered by Mercer Job Library. Learn more or view Mercer Job Library FAQs for more details. Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN®, giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters.


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  • 2020 results are available for purchase and will be delivered upon survey release (September).

Survey Schedule

  • Participation Opens: March 9
  • Participation Deadline: May 15
  • Data Effective: March 1
  • Report Available: September

Participating Companies

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Position List & Sample Report

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

2020 survey participation

2020 Survey Participation is now closed. Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is not required to purchase results. The act of submitting data to a survey is known as survey participation and your company is then viewed as a participant. To learn more about how you can become a participant, please contact us. As a survey participant, you do receive key benefits:

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

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