Terminal Manager Salary (United States)

Terminal Managers with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent more than half of Terminal Managers in the United States. Salaries average out to around $62,360 per year and spread from $41,931 to $92,726 per year. Cash earnings—including $12,274 in bonuses and $6,128 profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale—generally stretch from $42,181 to $85,982 depending on individual performance. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. In this profession, most individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and more than half have vision insurance, as well. The vast majority of Terminal Managers (88 percent) are men. The majority of Terminal Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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 (?
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$41,931 - $92,726  
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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  
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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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Additional career progression does not lead to a big boost in pay for Terminal Managers. Typically, those who move into a Transportation Manager role will bring in a similar salary to their current position.

Terminal Manager Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Terminal Manager

Terminal Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Operations Management and Safety Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 5 percent respectively. 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.
For Terminal Managers, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. Salaries start at $55K, which grows to $61K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $68K after 10 to 20 years. After 20 years in the field, Terminal Managers see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $69,940. Terminal Managers with one to 10 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is the one with the most experience to boot—more than 20 years.

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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National Average
$62,000
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Indianapolis
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With a pay rate for Terminal Managers that is 38 percent greater than the national average, Chicago offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. 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. The lowest-paying market is Columbus, which sits 9 percent below the national average. Employers in Indianapolis and Las Vegas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (-7 percent and -2 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Terminal Manager Salaries

National Average
$62,000

Skills That Affect Terminal Manager Salaries

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$62,000

Job Satisfaction

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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%
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