Terminal Manager Salary

The majority of Terminal Managers in the United States — nearly three in five — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $48K to $99K per year, and the median is $67K annually. Total cash earnings of Terminal Managers range from $48K on the low end to $99K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $14K and $4K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Terminal Managers. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 85 percent of Terminal Managers are male. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,850 - $92,467
$49K
$67K
$92K
MEDIAN: $66,521
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$15.05 - $29.70
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$0$98K
Salary $48,850 - $92,467
Bonus $202.03 - $14,354
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,485
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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$48,250 - $98,504
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 462
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $15.05 - $29.70
Overtime $23.41 - $52.64
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $202.03 - $14,354
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,485
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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$48,250 - $98,504
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

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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

  • 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


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Terminal Managers often transition into a Transportation Manager position. Transportation Managers report a slightly lower median 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


Terminal Managers fill the offices of leading firms Black Horse Carriers, The Kenan Advantage Group, Estes Express, Inc, Ruan Transport Corporation, and Forward Air Incorporated. Estes Express, Inc offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $86K.

Popular Skills for Terminal Manager


Job skills reported by Terminal Managers are limited. Those who have experience with Safety Compliance, Operations Management, and Logistics can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people who know Logistics also know Safety Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Terminal Manager

Pay by Experience for a Terminal Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Terminal Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 141 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Terminal Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 148 salaries. An experienced Terminal Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 204 salaries. A Terminal Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 119 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,640

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

Baltimore is home to an above-average pay rate for Terminal Managers, 53 percent higher than the national average. Terminal Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charleston (+31 percent), Louisville (+26 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), and Houston (+16 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Cincinnati. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Jacksonville and Columbus (17 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Terminal Manager

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Terminal Manager Salaries

▲14%

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$68,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Terminal Manager Salaries



▲2%

National Average
$68,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 13%
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