Terminal Manager Salary

With slightly less than three-fifths of Terminal Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Terminal Managers is $66K per year and can range from $48K on the lower end to $97K per year near the higher end. Cash earnings for Terminal Managers — which occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing — stretch from around $48K to approximately $97K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but the company and years of experience are influential factors as well. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Terminal Managers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 85 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,178 - $91,472
$48K
$66K
$91K
MEDIAN: $66,442
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$14.82 - $30.67
$15
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $19.26
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,178 - $91,472  
   
Bonus
$293.61 - $14,506  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,102  
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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$47,599 - $97,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 469
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.82 - $30.67  
   
Overtime
$23.41 - $52.64  
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
$293.61 - $14,506  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,102  
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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$47,599 - $97,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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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

  • Oversee the entire terminal, including driver and dispatch personnel.
  • Handle customer complaints and revise processes to improve service.
  • Direct transportation activities to maintain efficiency, profitability and customer satisfaction.
  • Monitor budget, operational metrics, and compliance throughout terminal.

Common Career Paths for Terminal Manager


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Many Terminal Managers move into Transportation Manager roles. Transportation Managers seem to make a little less than Terminal Managers as their salaries average out to $60K a year. Terminal Managers most often move into Fleet Manager of Trucking & Transportation or Transportation and Shipping Safety Director roles. However, the former pays $16K less on average, and the latter pays $16K less.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Terminal Manager


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Terminal Managers include Black Horse Carriers, The Kenan Advantage Group, Estes Express, Inc, Ruan Transport Corporation, and Forward Air Incorporated. Those at Estes Express, Inc can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $86K.

Popular Skills for Terminal Manager


Survey takers who work as Terminal Managers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Safety Compliance, Operations Management, and Logistics can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those proficient in Logistics are, more often than not, also skilled in Safety Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Terminal Manager

Pay by Experience for a Terminal Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Terminal Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 141 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Terminal Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 148 salaries. An experienced Terminal Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 204 salaries. A Terminal Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 119 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,724

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

Terminal Managers will find that Baltimore offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 53 percent. Terminal Managers will also find cushy salaries in Charleston (+31 percent), Louisville (+26 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), and Houston (+16 percent). Cincinnati is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 19 percent. Employers in Jacksonville and Columbus also lean toward paying below-median salaries (17 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Terminal Manager

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Terminal Manager Salaries

▲14%

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$68,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Terminal Manager Salaries



▲2%

National Average
$68,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 13%