Terminal Manager Salary

Terminal Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just below two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $45K to $94K per year, median earnings come to $64K per year. Total cash earnings of Terminal Managers range from $45K on the low end to $94K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $12K and $5K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though the company and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. The vast majority of Terminal Managers (87 percent) survey respondents are men. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,386 - $88,615
(Median)
$45K
$64K
$89K
MEDIAN: $64,367
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$14.93 - $29.40
(Median)
$15
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$45,386 - $88,615  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,315  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,128  
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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$44,974 - $93,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 802
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.93 - $29.40  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $42.57  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,315  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,128  
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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$44,974 - $93,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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 Employer Salaries for Terminal Manager


Terminal Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Forward Air Incorporated, where the average salary comes to $82K.

Popular Skills for Terminal Manager


Terminal Managers report a focused set of job skills. Safety Compliance and Operations Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Those proficient in Logistics are, more often than not, 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $57K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $65K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $69K in this role. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $74K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,742

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

With a pay rate for Terminal Managers that is 35 percent greater than the national average, Charleston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Terminal Managers will also find cushy salaries in Louisville (+29 percent), Chicago (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), and Memphis (+12 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Cincinnati. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Columbus (13 percent lower) and Indianapolis (8 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Terminal Manager Salaries



National Average
$66,000



Skills That Affect Terminal Manager Salaries


Operations Management
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Logistics
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National Average
$66,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 151 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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