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Warehouse Manager Salary

Warehouse Managers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $49K per year. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Warehouse Managers. Ranging between $29K near the bottom and $68K near the top, total earnings can include up to $8K from bonuses and up to $5K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $10K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the specific employer, but career duration and location are influential factors as well. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Most Warehouse Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$32,803 - $69,670
(Median)
$33K
$49K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,571
10%
50%
90%

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$11.27 - $20.46
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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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
$32,803 - $69,670  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,728  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,129  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,300  
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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$28,824 - $68,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,703
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
$11.27 - $20.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $8.51  
Overtime
$15.20 - $30.21  
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.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,728  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,300  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,129  
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).
)
$28,824 - $68,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,171
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Director of Operations. The average Director of Operations brings home $88K per year. The most common next step for a Warehouse Manager is to become an Operations Manager or a Logistics Manager. The former position pays an additional $15K per year on average, and the latter position pays $17K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Warehouse Manager


Although Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $54K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $31K to $64K.

Popular Skills for Warehouse Manager


Survey results imply that Warehouse Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at 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, 12 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Entry, Organizing, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Those educated in Inventory Control tend to be well versed in Shipping.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Manager

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


For Warehouse Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $38K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $44K. For Warehouse Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $50K. 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 15 percent, Warehouse Managers in St. Louis receive some of the highest pay in the country. Warehouse Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+14 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), Miami (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). Austin is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 7 percent. Employers pay around 7 percent less in San Diego and 6 percent less in Portland, 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
0%

National Average
$44,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Purchasing
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Inventory Control
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Shipping
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1382 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 24%
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