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Terminal Manager Salary (United States)

Just under three-fifths of Terminal Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $42K to $93K per year, but standard earnings come to around $61K per year. Overall cash earnings for Terminal Managers stretch from $42K on the lower end to $93K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $12K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A solid majority get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. Men account for the majority of Terminal Managers — 88 percent to be exact. For the most part, Terminal Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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  
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  
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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Terminal Managers may not enjoy an increase in earnings as they move into top-notch roles like Transportation Manager. Transportation Managers typically make top-notch roles like $59K.

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Popular Skills for Terminal Manager

Survey takers who work as Terminal Managers report a focused set of job skills. Operations Management and Safety Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 5 percent respectively. It is often found that people who know Logistics are also skilled in Safety Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Terminal Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Terminal Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $54K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $61K. Terminal Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $68K. 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 $70K. The largest share of Terminal Managers have one to 10 years of experience, followed by those with 10 to 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are the least common.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$62,000
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Terminal Managers will find that Chicago offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 38 percent. Dallas, Los Angeles, Louisville, and Memphis are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Terminal Managers earning around 32 percent, 31 percent, 25 percent, and 18 percent more than average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Columbus, 9 percent below the national average. Workers in Indianapolis and Las Vegas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

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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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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 161 votes.

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%