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.

$46,613 - $93,762
$47K
$68K
$94K
MEDIAN: $67,507
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$14.68 - $34.77
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$21
$35
MEDIAN: $20.73
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$46,613 - $93,762  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $10,265  
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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$42,924 - $98,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $34.77  
   
Overtime
$31.20  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $10,265  
   
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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$42,924 - $98,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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 sometimes move into a Logistics Manager role, where the salary is similar.

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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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Key Stats for Import Manager

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Import Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$67,000

Mid-Career
▼10%

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Import Manager Salaries

National Average
$67,000

▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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