Building Our Store Management Team
There is abundant opportunity to advance your career at Publix. More than 9,500 associates are promoted each year into positions leading to management, and more than 2,100 associates are promoted into management positions at our stores. Hundreds more are promoted into corporate, distribution and manufacturing roles in the company.
These promotions not only reward associates with bigger paychecks and holiday bonuses, they also make first-time managers eligible for retail quarterly bonuses. Average earnings range from more than $45,000 per year for entry-level managers to more than $115,000 per year for Store Managers.
And the higher an associate's pay, the more shares of company stock that associate receives in a retirement account at no cost. The accumulating value of this account is a major incentive to stay at Publix for a long time!
Just as important, these promotions provide every associate with exciting, new learning opportunities that prepare them for additional responsibility down the line.
Promoting from Within
We promote from within to fill all Store Manager positions and most Department Manager positions because we want to be sure our leaders are fully aware of our standards, our best practices, and our culture. Only in rare instances do we consider external candidates for an Assistant Department Manager opening. That doesn't mean outside candidates with supermarket management experience have to start in an entry-level position. They may be hired into positions leading to management, making them eligible to be considered for management positions in as little as six months.
Our Store Locations
No matter where you are in the Southeast, there's likely a Publix nearby. Our Store Locator offers driving directions and phone numbers to any of our more than 1,000 stores. If you would like to see which new stores are planned for the near future, click here.
Check out the Why Publix page for the main reasons that working at Publix is a pleasure. Check out our Benefits page for a longer list. Our Tuition Reimbursement Program can help you start, or continue, your education.
How To Apply
If you are a Publix associate
, please use the Registration of Interest process to seek management opportunities.
If you are not a Publix associate
, please apply in a Publix store of your choice for an hourly position. If hired, you will need to work at least six months in a full-time role before seeking a management opportunity.