Import Manager Salary
The majority of Import Managers in the United States — just under two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $42K to $97K per year, and the median is $66K per year. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Import Managers. The majority of Import Managers (68 percent) who took the survey are women. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$45,454 - $92,424|
|Bonus||$127.23 - $10,067|
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|$42,086 - $97,162|
|Hourly Rate||$14.68 - $35.23|
|Bonus||$127.23 - $10,067|
|Total Pay (||$42,086 - $97,162|
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.
Pay by Experience Level for Import Manager
Pay by Experience for an Import Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Import Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 28 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Import Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Import Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 65 salaries. An Import Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 33 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Chicago is home to an above-average pay rate for Import Managers, 31 percent higher than the national average. Import Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+13 percent) and Atlanta (+5 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Import Managers in Houston earning a whopping 27 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Los Angeles and Seattle (10 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).
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