Terminal Manager Salary

Terminal Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — about three in five have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $44K to $93K per year, median earnings come to $63K annually. Overall cash earnings for Terminal Managers stretch from $44K on the lower end to $93K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $12K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and more than half have vision insurance, as well. The vast majority (88 percent) of Terminal Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$44,808 - $87,678
(Median)
$45K
$63K
$88K
MEDIAN: $63,239
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90%

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$14.29 - $29.74
(Median)
$14
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
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
$44,808 - $87,678  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,286  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,966  
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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$44,205 - $92,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 727
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.29 - $29.74  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $42.74  
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 - $12,286  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,966  
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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$44,205 - $92,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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 report a focused set of job skills. Safety Compliance and Operations Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 4 percent and 4 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in Logistics indicates knowledge of Safety Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Terminal Manager

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Terminal Managers make a median salary of $70K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $73K.

Pay Difference by Location


Terminal Managers will find that Chicago offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 35 percent. Terminal Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Louisville (+32 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), Memphis (+16 percent), and Dallas (+15 percent). Cincinnati is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent. Workers in Charlotte and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 12 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Terminal Manager Salaries



National Average
$65,000



Skills That Affect Terminal Manager Salaries

Operations Management
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Safety Compliance
up arrow 4%

Logistics
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National Average
$65,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 15%
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