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.

$45,454 - $92,424
$45K
$66K
$92K
MEDIAN: $65,745
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50%
90%

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$14.68 - $35.23
$15
$21
$35
MEDIAN: $21.18
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,454 - $92,424  
   
Bonus
$127.23 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Commission
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$42,086 - $97,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $35.23  
   
Overtime
$31.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$127.23 - $10,067  
   
Commission
$1,000  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$42,086 - $97,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Import Manager


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Import Managers' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Logistics Manager. On average, Logistics Managers get paid about the same as Import Managers do.

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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

National Average: $65,452

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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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Key Stats for Import Manager

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
24%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Import Manager Salaries

▲10%

▲5%

National Average
$65,000

▼9%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Import Manager Salaries

National Average
$65,000

▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 17%
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