Warehouse Manager Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Warehouse Managers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $49K annually nationwide. Cash earnings for Warehouse Managers — which occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing — stretch from around $29K to approximately $69K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by career duration and location. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The majority of Warehouse Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,797 - $69,880
(Median)
$33K
$49K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,669
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$11.34 - $20.51
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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 - $69,880  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,796  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,195  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$28,908 - $68,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,823
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
$11.34 - $20.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.74  
Overtime
$15.20 - $30.35  
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 - $7,796  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $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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$28,908 - $68,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,191
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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 go on to become Directors of Operations may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Directors of Operations is $88K annually. The most common next step for a Warehouse Manager is to become an Operations Manager or a Logistics Manager. The former position pays an additional $15K per year on average, and the latter position pays $17K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Warehouse Manager


Known for taking on a considerable number of Warehouse Managers, Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., LKQ Corp., Aramark, Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc., and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc are leading firms in the industry. For Warehouse Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Bed Bath & Beyond Inc; in fact, median earnings sit around $60K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Warehouse Manager


Survey results imply that Warehouse Managers deploy a deep pool 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. 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.


For Warehouse Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $38K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $44K. Warehouse Managers see a median salary of $50K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Warehouse Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $55K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Warehouse Managers, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 16 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 7 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 4 percent less in Portland and 3 percent less in New York, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Warehouse Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Warehouse Manager?

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
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
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Training
0%

National Average
$44,000

Inventory Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Microsoft Excel
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Purchasing
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Inventory Control
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Shipping
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1365 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
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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