Warehouse Manager Salary

A sizeable majority of Warehouse Managers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $49K per year. Total cash earnings of Warehouse Managers range from $29K on the low end to $70K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $8K and $5K, respectively. The specific employer is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and geographic location are driving factors as well. While some workers in this profession — about one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Warehouse Managers is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,235 - $70,806
(Median)
$33K
$49K
$71K
MEDIAN: $49,146
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$11.56 - $20.83
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$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,235 - $70,806  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,910  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,131  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,896  
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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$29,045 - $69,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5,410
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.56 - $20.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.96  
Overtime
$15.67 - $30.59  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,910  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,896  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,131  
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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$29,045 - $69,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,511
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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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Warehouse Managers who advance into the role of a Director of Operations are fairly uncommon. Directors of Operations on average earn $88K per year. Operations Managers or Logistics Managers are common next-step roles for Warehouse Managers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Operations Managers is $14K higher on average, and it's $16K higher for Logistics Managers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Warehouse Manager


Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., Fastenal Company, LKQ Corp., Bed Bath & Beyond Inc, and Aramark are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Warehouse Managers. Although Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. boasts the highest average salary in town at $53K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $32K or as much as $66K. Also paying near the top of the field are Bed Bath & Beyond Inc at $50K, Aramark at $46K, and LKQ Corp., where Warehouse Managers annually earn $41K.

Workers at Crop Production Services, Fastenal Company, and LKQ Corp. also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $36K, $36K, and $41K respectively.

Popular Skills for Warehouse Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Logistics, People Management, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Machine Operation, Data Entry, and Organizing. Most people experienced in 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $38K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $45K. Warehouse Managers bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. Warehouse Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $55K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,680

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St. Louis is home to an above-average pay rate for Warehouse Managers, 14 percent higher than the national average. Warehouse Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+13 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), Atlanta (+10 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Portland is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 5 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Indianapolis (4 percent less) and Charlotte (2 percent less).

Warehouse Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Warehouse Manager?

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
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$45,000

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Microsoft Excel
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1481 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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