US Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey – Supermarket

Revamp your rewards strategy for roles more important than ever

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Through the use of logistics and AI — grocery pickup, home delivery, tailored loyalty programs — supermarkets are using technology to adapt to the new normal. The way customers shop is changing too. What new roles have become critical within your organization? Redefining your rewards strategy to make sure you can recruit, motivate, and retain the people you need for continued success is crucial.

The Supermarket module of the US Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey provides compensation, benefits, policies, and practices data for 110 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
Are you ready to revamp your rewards strategy?

Participation open: March - May

Data effective: April 1

Results publish: September

2021 results available

  • 110 positions published
  • USD 1,800 – 5,400
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Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 353
  • # Positions Published: 110
  • # Organizations: 45
  • # Observations: 2,050,875

Based on data from the 2021 US Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey – Supermarket. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • 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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  • Sub TitleRevamp your rewards strategy for roles more important than ever
  • Short DescriptionSalary data for store level & warehouse/distribution positions in supermarkets.

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