Import Manager Salary

Import Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent approximately two in three of Import Managers. Salaries average out to around $62K per year and spread from $41K to $91K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Import Managers spread between $41K and $91K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Import Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The majority of Import Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,884 - $87,408
(Median)
$41K
$62K
$87K
MEDIAN: $61,843
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90%

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$15.00 - $44.00
(Median)
$15
$20
$44
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,884 - $87,408  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,907  
Profit Sharing
$1,775 - $6,153  
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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$41,341 - $91,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 282
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $44.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $42.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,907  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,775 - $6,153  
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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$41,341 - $91,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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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

  • Arrange transport and ensure items are shipped expediently and cost-effectively.
  • Communicate with clients, customs agents and transportation companies to ensure the shipments arrive in a timely manner and in good physical condition.
  • Supervise import staff managing the importation of goods from other countries.

Common Career Paths for Import Manager


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Import Managers tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Logistics Manager. The two jobs pay about the same on average.

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Import Managers usually report a few specific skills. Logistics and Import Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Logistics is a skill commonly found among those who know Import Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Import Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Import Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $47K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $58K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $67K in this role. Import Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $72K.

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Experience Affects Import Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Import Manager Salaries

Logistics
up arrow 3%

Import Compliance
up arrow 2%

National Average
$63,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 13%