Import Manager Salary
About two in three of Import Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $43K to $98K per year, but median earnings come to around $68K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. There are more female Import Managers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 68 percent. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction for Import Managers is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Job Description for Import Manager
An import manager is responsible for receiving, inspecting and documenting items that arrive from overseas. They also manage a team of operators and office clerks, providing guidance, support, and discipline as needed. Import manager are in charge of exporting items, and they must be up to date on all import and export laws of the country in which they are based and the countries from which they receive items. This job normally exists with companies that deal with customers and businesses in other countries. Generally, import managers hold full-time positions; hours may vary depending on the needs of the company. They may need to travel as well, depending on the requirements of the position.Read More...
The minimum qualifications for import managers generally include at least a high school diploma or equivalent. Additionally, they need to have a minimum of five years of experience in importing and exporting. Most companies also require some experience in warehouse management or another form of managing experience. Often, the ability to speak multiple languages - as well as effectively communicate with staff and agents in verbal and written forms - is required or preferred as well.
Import Manager Tasks
- Supervise import staff managing the importation of goods from other countries.
- Communicate with clients, customs agents and transportation companies to ensure the shipments arrive in a timely manner and in good physical condition.
- Arrange transport and ensure items are shipped expediently and cost-effectively.
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Pay by Experience Level for Import Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Import Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $58K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $61K. Import Managers see a median salary of $71K after reaching one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Import Manager generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $75K.
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