Import Manager Salary

Import Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up roughly two-thirds of Import Managers. Pay fluctuates from $41K to $99K per year, but expected earnings average $68K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. There are more female Import Managers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 66 percent. Most Import Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$47,177 - $93,447
$47K
$68K
$93K
MEDIAN: $68,101
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$14.68 - $35.23
$15
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$35
MEDIAN: $20.89
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$0$98K
Salary $47,177 - $93,447
Bonus $970 - $10,304
Profit Sharing $2,500
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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$41,489 - $98,979
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 118
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $14.68 - $35.23
Overtime $33.60
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $970 - $10,304
Commission $1,000
Profit Sharing $2,500
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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$41,489 - $98,979
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 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 may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Logistics Manager. Logistics Managers on average make about as much 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: $67,488

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Import Managers will find that Chicago offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 27 percent. Import Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+10 percent) and Atlanta (+1 percent). Import Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Import Managers in Houston bring in salaries that are 29 percent lower than the national average. Workers in Los Angeles and Seattle earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Import Manager

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
26%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Import Manager Salaries

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
$67,000

▼12%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Import Manager Salaries

National Average
$67,000

▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 13%
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