Warehouse Manager Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Warehouse Managers earn an average of $48K per year. In the world of Warehouse Managers, overall income ranges from $29K near the bottom to $68K at the top; this can include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure and geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, about one in four claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,684 - $69,507
(Median)
$33K
$48K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,328
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$11.26 - $20.42
(Median)
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$15
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,684 - $69,507  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,719  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $5,134  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,652  
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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$28,870 - $68,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,617
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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.26 - $20.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $8.51  
Overtime
$15.30 - $30.13  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,719  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,652  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $5,134  
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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$28,870 - $68,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,093

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Job Description for Warehouse Manager

Warehouse managers are involved with processing nearly every product that has a physical aspect to it. If you bought something, it is likely that it passed through a warehouse at some point. Therefore, warehouse managers play an important role in retail industries, as well as in industries that may not sell products but still make use of a lot of different kinds of equipment. A warehouse may be thought of almost as a giant and complicated storage shed.

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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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Warehouse Managers who transition into a Director of Operations role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $88K per year. Warehouse Managers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Operations Managers or Logistics Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $15K higher and $17K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Warehouse Manager


Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town ($54K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $31K to $64K.

Popular Skills for Warehouse Manager


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Budget Management, Operations Management, and Logistics are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 13 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Entry, Organizing, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Most people who know Inventory Control also know Shipping.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Manager

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


For Warehouse Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $38K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $44K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $50K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $54K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 16 percent, Warehouse Managers in St. Louis receive some of the highest pay in the country. Warehouse Managers will also find cushy salaries in Orlando (+13 percent), Atlanta (+13 percent), Miami (+13 percent), and Chicago (+13 percent). With compensation 7 percent below the national average, Portland is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 7 percent less in San Diego and 5 percent less in Indianapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Warehouse Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Warehouse Manager?

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
$44,000


Skills That Affect Warehouse Manager Salaries





Microsoft Office
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Training
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National Average
$44,000

Microsoft Excel
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Inventory Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Shipping
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1385 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 24%