Terminal Manager Salary (United States)

Terminal Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just under three-fifths of Terminal Managers. Salaries average out to around $62,360 annually and spread from $41,931 to $92,726 per year. Residency and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A solid majority people have medical and dental plans, and more than half have vision insurance. Men account for the majority of Terminal Managers—88 percent to be exact. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Terminal Manager Salary (?
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$42,181 - $85,982
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MEDIAN: $61,140
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Terminal Manager Salary (?
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$13.80 - $29.66
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$42,181 - $85,982  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,274  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $6,128  
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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$41,931 - $92,726  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 670
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.80 - $29.66  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,274  
   
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $6,128  
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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$41,931 - $92,726  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Job Description for Terminal Manager

A terminal manager is responsible for the overall operator of a warehouse, including sales, administrative duties, net profit, and managing property. They also handle merchandising, controlling inventory, terminal budgeting, management of the personnel, and scheduling and staffing, among other duties.
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Terminal Manager Tasks
  • Direct transportation activities to maintain efficiency, profitability and customer satisfaction.
  • Monitor budget, operational metrics, and compliance throughout terminal.
  • Oversee the entire terminal, including driver and dispatch personnel.
  • Handle customer complaints and revise processes to improve service.

Common Career Paths for Terminal Manager

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As Terminal Managers transition into upper-level roles, they do not see a turn in salary. For instance, a Transportation Manager usually earns the same amount as his or her lower-level colleagues.

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Popular Skills for Terminal Manager

Survey takers who work as Terminal Managers usually report a few specific skills. Operations Management and Safety Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 5 percent respectively. Most people skilled in Logistics are similarly competent in Safety Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Terminal Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. Starting out, salaries are typically $55K, which grows to $61K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $68K. After 20 years in the field, Terminal Managers see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $69,940. Terminal Managers with one to 10 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with 10 to 20 years and more than 20 years.

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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National Average
$62,000
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Indianapolis
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Chicago is home to an above-average pay rate for Terminal Managers, 38 percent higher than the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Dallas, Los Angeles, Louisville, and Memphis, top-paying markets where Terminal Managers rake in more than the national norm (+32 percent, +31 percent, +25 percent, and +18 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Columbus is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Indianapolis (-7 percent) and Las Vegas (-2 percent).

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Experience Affects Terminal Manager Salaries

National Average
$62,000

Skills That Affect Terminal Manager Salaries

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National Average
$62,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 16%
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