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Warehouse Manager Salary

Men make up the majority of Warehouse Managers in the United States, bringing in about $48K annually. In the world of Warehouse Managers, overall cash earnings stretch from $29K near the bottom to $68K near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run close to $8K and profit sharing that can (albeit rarely) exceed $5K, along with commissions approaching $10K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Warehouse Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$32,302 - $69,285
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MEDIAN: $47,791
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,302 - $69,285  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,569  
Profit Sharing
$298.75 - $5,195  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,351  
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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$28,631 - $67,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,534
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.10 - $20.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $8.51  
Overtime
$15.10 - $29.95  
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 - $7,569  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,351  
Profit Sharing
$298.75 - $5,195  
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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$28,631 - $67,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,028
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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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As Warehouse Managers transition into upper-level roles such as Operations Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Operations Directors on average earn $85K per year. Warehouse Managers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Operations Managers or Operations Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $15K higher and $16K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Warehouse Manager


Survey takers working as Warehouse Managers report using a large range of professional skills. 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, 14 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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. The average beginner in this position makes around $38K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $44K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Warehouse Managers make a median salary of $49K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $54K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 16 percent, Warehouse Managers in Chicago receive some of the highest pay in the country. Warehouse Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+13 percent), Miami (+12 percent), Atlanta (+8 percent), and Houston (+6 percent). Portland is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 9 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Indianapolis and Austin (8 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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
$43,000


Skills That Affect Warehouse Manager Salaries





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National Average
$43,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1327 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 24%