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Terminal Manager Salary

Terminal Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — around three in five have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $43K to $93K per year, median earnings come to $62K per year. Overall cash earnings for Terminal Managers stretch from $43K on the lower end to $93K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $12K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by the company and experience level. 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 report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and the greater part collect vision insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,385 - $87,038
(Median)
$43K
$62K
$87K
MEDIAN: $61,991
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$14.25 - $29.20
(Median)
$14
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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
$43,385 - $87,038  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,328  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $5,872  
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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$42,845 - $92,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 717
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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,328  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $5,872  
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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$42,845 - $92,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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.

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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Operations Management and Safety Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 5 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.


Terminal Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average beginner in this position makes around $54K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $62K. Terminal Managers see a median salary of $69K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $71K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Terminal Managers, Chicago provides a pay rate that is 38 percent greater than the national average. Terminal Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+35 percent), Louisville (+29 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), and Houston (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Cincinnati, 13 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Charlotte and Columbus (11 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Terminal Manager Salaries



National Average
$63,000



Skills That Affect Terminal Manager Salaries



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National Average
$63,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 161 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
34%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

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