Terminal Manager Salary

Nearly three in five of Terminal Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $44K to $93K per year, and the average comes out to $63K per year. 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. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but the company and tenure are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Terminal Managers. A fair number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a majority collect vision insurance. The vast majority of Terminal Managers (88 percent) who took the survey are men. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,679 - $87,574
(Median)
$45K
$63K
$88K
MEDIAN: $63,087
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90%

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$14.36 - $29.67
(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
$44,679 - $87,574  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,234  
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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$43,973 - $92,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 724
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
$14.36 - $29.67  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $42.57  
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 - $12,234  
   
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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$43,973 - $92,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Operations Management and Safety Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 4 percent and 4 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.


Terminal Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $55K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $63K. On average, Terminal Managers make $69K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $72K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 35 percent, Terminal Managers in Chicago receive some of the highest pay in the country. Terminal Managers will also find cushy salaries in Louisville (+32 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), and Memphis (+17 percent). Falling short of the national average by 15 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Cincinnati. Below-median salaries also turn up in Charlotte and Columbus (13 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

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 4%

Logistics
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National Average
$64,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 145 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 16%
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