Warehouse Manager Salary
Coca Cola United lures Warehouse Managers with larger-than-average paychecks: Warehouse Managers at this company make a median salary of $75K, much more than the $50K per year-national average for those in this area of work. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Safelite Autoglass, Inc, Republic National Distributing Company, and Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., where Warehouse Managers typically earn around $59K, $56K, or $53K, respectively. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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.Read More...
Other tasks that must be completed deal with coordinating tasks, enforcing programs, safeguarding the warehouse, and controlling inventory levels, conducting physical counts, and reconciling with data storage system. A warehouse manager must also maintain the physical condition of the warehouse by planning and implementing new design layouts, inspecting equipment, and issuing work orders for repair and requisitions. Warehouse managers must also schedule workdays for other employees and must train and recruit staff. A warehouse manager must also maintain results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; this also involves planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
Skills required to be an effective warehouse manager and consist of supervision, developing budgets, safety management, developing standards, managing processes, surveillance skills, inventory control, reporting skills, analyzing information, and equipment maintenance. A warehouse manager may work indoors or outdoors. Most work may seem tedious, but other staff members are available to ensure that tasks are finished with swift precision and care.
Warehouse Manager Tasks
- Manage warehouse staff.
- Monitor and improve shipping procedures to maximize shipping effectiveness and efficiency.
- Manage physical inventory and communicate inventory levels to staff and sales force.
- Schedule and coordinate shipments to all warehouses.
- Coordinate unloading of shipping containers, organizing and maintaining supplies.
Common Career Paths for Warehouse Manager
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 $89K 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 $14K higher and $16K higher, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Managers seem to exploit a large range of 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 4 percent and 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Machine Operation, Data Entry, and Organizing. Most people skilled in Inventory Control are similarly competent in Shipping.
Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Warehouse Managers. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $39K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $46K. Warehouse Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $52K. 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 $59K.
Pay Difference by Location
Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles, the three biggest cities in America, are lucrative areas where pay is higher than the national average. Trailing the national average by 9 percent, San Diego is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Phoenix and Portland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).
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