Terminal Manager Salary
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.Read More...
A terminal manager should also be expected to be in charge for the various aspects of the terminal operations, and should have strong knowledge of the issues pertaining to their facility; they must also be able to communicate and execute solutions by themselves in a very effective manner. These managers must utilize drivers and equipment through load planning, dispatching, and managing drivers' availability. They also must ensure that relevant local, state, and federal regulations are met, as well as promote and encourage safety.
He or she must provide excellent customer service, as well as oversee the hiring, training, and development of their workforce (including the managers, technicians, and the factory support staff needed to ensure a safe and secure working environment). Additionally a terminal manager must be able to manage a facility within budget, execute a maintenance program, keep their area of work professional and clean, and clearly communicate issues relevant to individual staff members or the team as a whole.
Generally, a prospective terminal manager should have experience in scheduling work, shop-organization operations, and engines/operating systems.
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
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
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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