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Warehouse Manager Salary

Warehouse Managers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $49K per year. In the world of Warehouse Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $29K and $68K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by experience level and geography. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$32,797 - $69,692
(Median)
$33K
$49K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,503
10%
50%
90%

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$11.28 - $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
$32,797 - $69,692  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,689  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,116  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,474  
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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$28,821 - $68,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,646
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
$11.28 - $20.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $8.51  
Overtime
$15.22 - $30.20  
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 - $7,689  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,474  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,116  
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).
)
$28,821 - $68,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,142

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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 typically move into roles as Operations Managers or Logistics Managers, and those positions pay $15K more and $17K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Warehouse Manager


Although Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. boasts the highest average salary in town at $54K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $31K or as much as $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 7 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Entry, Organizing, and Shipping. It is often found that people who know Inventory Control are also skilled in Shipping.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Manager

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $38K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $44K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $50K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $55K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Warehouse Managers in St. Louis enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 15 percent above the national average. Warehouse Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+14 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), Miami (+12 percent), and Philadelphia (+11 percent). In San Diego, salaries are 7 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 7 percent less in Portland 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
0%

Purchasing
0%

National Average
$44,000

Microsoft Excel
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Inventory Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Inventory Control
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Shipping
up arrow 4%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1379 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
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%
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