The majority of Terminal Managers in the United States — three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $46K to $96K per year, and the median is $67K annually. Total cash compensation for Terminal Managers runs from $46K to $96K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $14K and profit sharing that can reach almost $4K. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and experience level are driving factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Terminal Managers (85 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Terminal Managers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$47,193 - $91,070
(Median)
$47K
$67K
$91K
MEDIAN: $66,558
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$14.85 - $30.54
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$15
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$47,193 - $91,070  
   
Bonus
$608 - $13,825  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,027  
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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$46,403 - $96,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 526
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.85 - $30.54  
   
Overtime
$23.13 - $44.70  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$608 - $13,825  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,027  
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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$46,403 - $96,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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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Many Terminal Managers move into Transportation Manager roles. Transportation Managers seem to make a little less than Terminal Managers as their salaries average out to $60K a year. A lot of Terminal Managers advance their careers by becoming Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers and Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors. However, those positions offer $16K less and $16K less per year on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Terminal Manager


Forward Air Incorporated, The Kenan Advantage Group, Ruan Transport Corporation, Estes Express, Inc, and Central Transport International, Inc. are top-notch employers for Terminal Managers in this area. The biggest paychecks can be found at Central Transport International, Inc. — the median salary there is $81K.

Popular Skills for Terminal Manager


Terminal Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Safety Compliance and Operations Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 3 percent, respectively. 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $59K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $69K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $71K in this role. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $77K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,724

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

Surpassing the national average by 31 percent, Terminal Managers in Charleston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Terminal Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+27 percent), Louisville (+26 percent), Houston (+17 percent), and Los Angeles (+17 percent). Trailing the national average by 19 percent, Cincinnati is the market with the smallest paychecks. Jacksonville and Columbus are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 18 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Terminal Manager Salaries




National Average
$68,000


Skills That Affect Terminal Manager Salaries


Operations Management
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National Average
$68,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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