Terminal Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with close to three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $67K per year on average but can range from $47K to $98K per year. In the world of Terminal Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $47K and $98K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $14K and $4K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and years of experience. The vast majority (85 percent) of Terminal Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. Job satisfaction for Terminal Managers is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$47,550 - $91,936
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$67K
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MEDIAN: $66,554
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$14.87 - $30.42
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$47,550 - $91,936  
   
Bonus
$305.21 - $14,468  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,085  
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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$46,639 - $97,891  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 518
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.87 - $30.42  
   
Overtime
$23.26 - $51.87  
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
$305.21 - $14,468  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,085  
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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$46,639 - $97,891  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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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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Although many Terminal Managers transition into Transportation Manager roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $60K. Terminal Managers most often advance into Fleet Manager of Trucking & Transportation and Transportation and Shipping Safety Director positions even though the median salaries are $16K lower and $16K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Terminal Manager


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Terminal Managers include The Kenan Advantage Group, Estes Express, Inc, Ruan Transport Corporation, Forward Air Incorporated, and Central Transport International, Inc. Estes Express, Inc offers the largest salaries in town — $86K on average.

Popular Skills for Terminal Manager


Survey takers who work as Terminal Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Safety Compliance, Operations Management, and Logistics can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those familiar with Logistics also tend to 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $60K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $68K. On average, Terminal Managers make $71K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $76K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,778

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

For Terminal Managers, busy Baltimore offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 53 percent above the national average. Terminal Managers will also find cushy salaries in Charleston (+31 percent), Louisville (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), and Houston (+17 percent). Cincinnati ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 19 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 18 percent less in Jacksonville and 16 percent less in Columbus, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Terminal Manager

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
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Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Terminal Manager Salaries




National Average
$68,000


Skills That Affect Terminal Manager Salaries




National Average
$68,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

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: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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