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Terminal Manager Salary

With close to 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 $62K annually and can range from $44K on the lower end to $93K per year near the higher end. In the world of Terminal Managers, overall income ranges from $44K near the bottom to $93K at the top; this can include more than $12K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. There are far more male Terminal Managers survey respondents than women, making up 87 percent. A strong majority enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a majority get vision benefits. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,347 - $87,180
(Median)
$44K
$62K
$87K
MEDIAN: $62,485
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$14.42 - $29.72
(Median)
$14
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$44,347 - $87,180  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,328  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,068  
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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$43,722 - $92,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 720
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.42 - $29.72  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $43.37  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,328  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,068  
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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$43,722 - $92,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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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For Terminal Managers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Terminal Managers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Transportation Manager.

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Popular Skills for Terminal Manager


Terminal Managers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Operations Management and Safety Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 4 percent, respectively. The majority of those who know Logistics also know Safety Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Terminal Manager

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


Terminal Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $55K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $63K. Terminal Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $69K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $72K.

Pay Difference by Location


Terminal Managers will find that Chicago offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 37 percent. Terminal Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+34 percent), Louisville (+33 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). Cincinnati is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent. Employers in Charlotte and Columbus also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Terminal Manager Salaries



National Average
$64,000



Skills That Affect Terminal Manager Salaries


Safety Compliance
up arrow 4%

Logistics
0%

National Average
$64,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 16%
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