For Warehouse Managers, Coca Cola United hands out the highest paychecks — $75K on average — relative to the national average of $50K per year. Warehouse Managers can also look forward to large paychecks at Safelite Autoglass, Inc ($59K), Republic National Distributing Company ($56K), and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. ($53K). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$34,385 - $72,692
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$73K
MEDIAN: $50,089
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90%

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$11.85 - $21.40
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,385 - $72,692  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,160  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,441  
Commission
$200.00 - $12,000  
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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$29,472 - $70,940  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,859
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.85 - $21.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.02  
Overtime
$16.86 - $31.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,160  
   
Commission
$200.00 - $12,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,441  
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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$29,472 - $70,940  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,940
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Job Description for Warehouse Manager

A warehouse manager has many responsibilities, all of which consist of maintaining and receiving equipment. A warehouse manager must also supervise the staff of the warehouse, along with working with them to complete tasks. The job duties a warehouse manager is responsible for include complying with federal, state, and local warehousing.

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Warehouse Manager Tasks

  • Schedule and coordinate shipments to all warehouses.
  • Coordinate unloading of shipping containers, organizing and maintaining supplies.
  • Manage physical inventory and communicate inventory levels to staff and sales force.
  • Manage warehouse staff.
  • Monitor and improve shipping procedures to maximize shipping effectiveness and efficiency.

Common Career Paths for Warehouse Manager


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Though some Warehouse Managers move into positions like Director of Operations (where the average salary is $88K), this progression is not the norm. A common career progression for a Warehouse Manager is to become an Operations Manager or a Logistics Manager. Compared to Warehouse Managers, the first group earns $14K more on average, and the second group earns $16K more.

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Popular Skills for Warehouse Manager


Warehouse Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, People Management, Logistics, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 9 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Machine Operation, Data Entry, and Organizing. Those proficient in Inventory Control are, more often than not, also skilled in Shipping.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Warehouse Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $39K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $46K. Warehouse Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $52K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $58K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,328

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With a pay rate for Warehouse Managers that is 15 percent greater than the national average, Chicago offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Warehouse Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+13 percent), Dallas (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Miami, 5 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Sacramento and Portland (5 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Warehouse Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Warehouse Manager?

Warehouse Manager in Woods Cross:
"Email, Shipping, Receiving, Organizing the warehouse."
Pros: Organize, Shipping, Receiving, trust with some things. I can Organize how I think is best.
Cons: I don't have a way to unlock the warehouse. I have to wait until someone out of the country unlocks the door.

Warehouse Manager in Yonkers:
"Interesting and always changing."
Pros: We customize shipments specific to clients needs. This way we impact the most amount of people possible. It also keeps the job interesting with different projects. At the end of the day everything we ship has potential to save a life.
Cons: Growing pains with a semi-new company. Protocol and systems still being established. Responsibilities are always changing. A lot of responsibility with not a lot of authority on large decesions.

Warehouse Manager in Rancho Santa Margarita:
"Warehouse Management for SR."
Pros: I like the freedom I am given to manage the way I choose. The staff is friendly.
Cons: We are often understaffed in the warehouse leading to an increase in workload for me.

Warehouse Manager in Latham:
"Heavily lied to in interview."
Pros: Some of the employees make the job fun at times. Other than that there is nothing good or rewarding about the job.
Cons: Horrible support system and upper management. The demand is rediculous especially since the job is physical labor. The company does not care about the workers or their safety.

Warehouse Manager in Miami:
"Stressful."
Pros: What I like the most is that the customer is satisfied with the service we provide and they received the product that they need.
Cons: When I couldn't help the customer.

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Experience Affects Warehouse Manager Salaries




National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Warehouse Manager Salaries


People Management
up arrow 4%

Logistics
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
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National Average
$45,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Training
up arrow 2%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
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Purchasing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 963 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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