Warehouse Manager Salary

Warehouse Managers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $49K annually. Total cash compensation to Warehouse Managers approaches anywhere from $29K on the lower end to $69K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $8K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the specific employer, but years of experience and geography are influential factors as well. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. For the most part, Warehouse Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$32,967 - $70,028

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$11.37 - $20.50

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National Salary 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
Salary
$32,967 - $70,028  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,814  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,179  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$28,947 - $68,670  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,842
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.37 - $20.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.74  
Overtime
$15.31 - $30.30  
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 - $7,814  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,179  
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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$28,947 - $68,670  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,211
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Director of Operations. The latter position pays an average of $88K annually. It is quite typical for Warehouse Managers to transition into roles as Operations Managers or Logistics Managers, where reported median earnings are $14K and $17K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Warehouse Manager


Many Warehouse Managers can be found at Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., LKQ Corp., Aramark, Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc., and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc, firms that are at the top of the field. Those at Bed Bath & Beyond Inc can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $60K.

Popular Skills for Warehouse Manager


Warehouse Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. 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 familiar with Inventory Control also tend to 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining 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 $44K. For Warehouse Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $50K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $55K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Warehouse Managers, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 15 percent above the national average. Warehouse Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+12 percent), Miami (+10 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), and Philadelphia (+9 percent). In San Diego, salaries are 8 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Orlando and Portland (4 percent lower).

Warehouse Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Warehouse Manager?

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
$44,000


Skills That Affect Warehouse Manager Salaries




People Management
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$44,000

Training
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Microsoft Excel
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Purchasing
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Inventory Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1360 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
28%
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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