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Terminal Manager Salary

Terminal Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up nearly three in five of Terminal Managers. Pay fluctuates from $43K to $93K per year, but expected earnings average $62K per year. Total incomes of Terminal Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $12K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $43K and $93K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the company and years of experience. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 88 percent of Terminal Managers are male. A fair number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and the greater part get vision benefits. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,959 - $87,156
(Median)
$44K
$62K
$87K
MEDIAN: $62,422
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90%

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$14.25 - $29.20
(Median)
$14
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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
$43,959 - $87,156  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,278  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,106  
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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$43,162 - $92,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 711
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
$14.25 - $29.20  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $43.27  
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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,278  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,106  
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).
)
$43,162 - $92,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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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.

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Terminal Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Transportation Manager. Median pay for Transportation Managers is $59K.

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Popular Skills for Terminal Manager


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Terminal Managers who took the survey. Operations Management and Safety Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 5 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $55K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $62K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Terminal Managers make a median salary of $69K. 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 $72K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Terminal Managers, working in the bustling city of Chicago has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Terminal Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+34 percent), Louisville (+33 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in Cincinnati. Workers in Charlotte and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Terminal Manager Salaries



National Average
$64,000



Skills That Affect Terminal Manager Salaries



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National Average
$64,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 16%
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