Warehouse Manager Salary

Men make up the majority of Warehouse Managers in the United States, bringing in about $49K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Warehouse Managers can bottom out near $29K or peak near $70K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but tenure and location are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction for Warehouse Managers is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$33,235 - $70,806
(Median)
$33K
$49K
$71K
MEDIAN: $49,146
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$11.56 - $20.83
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$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,235 - $70,806  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,910  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,131  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,896  
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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$29,045 - $69,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5,410
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.56 - $20.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.96  
Overtime
$15.67 - $30.59  
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 - $7,910  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,896  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,131  
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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$29,045 - $69,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,511
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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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While Warehouse Managers do not often become Directors of Operations, the job pays $88K per year on average. 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 $14K per year on average, and the latter position pays $16K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Warehouse Manager


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Warehouse Managers include Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., Fastenal Company, LKQ Corp., Bed Bath & Beyond Inc, and Aramark. For Warehouse Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.; in fact, average earnings are around $53K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($32K versus $66K) is great. Other big spenders include Bed Bath & Beyond Inc, Aramark, and LKQ Corp., top-paying firms where Warehouse Managers see paychecks nearing $50K, $46K, or $41K.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Crop Production Services ($36K), Fastenal Company ($36K), and LKQ Corp. ($41K).

Popular Skills for Warehouse Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Logistics, People Management, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Machine Operation, Data Entry, and Organizing. Those proficient in Inventory Control are, more often than not, also skilled in Shipping.

Pay by Experience Level for Warehouse Manager

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


Warehouse Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $38K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $45K. Warehouse Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $51K. 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

National Average: $44,680

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Warehouse Managers will find that St. Louis offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 14 percent. Warehouse Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+13 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), Atlanta (+10 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 5 percent south of the national average, can be found in Portland. Indianapolis and Charlotte are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 4 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively.

Warehouse Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Warehouse Manager?

Warehouse Manager in Woods Cross:
"Email, Shipping, Receiving, Organizing the warehouse."
Pros: Organize, Shipping, Receiving, trust with some things. I can Organize how I think is best.
Cons: I don't have a way to unlock the warehouse. I have to wait until someone out of the country unlocks the door.

Warehouse Manager in Yonkers:
"Interesting and always changing."
Pros: We customize shipments specific to clients needs. This way we impact the most amount of people possible. It also keeps the job interesting with different projects. At the end of the day everything we ship has potential to save a life.
Cons: Growing pains with a semi-new company. Protocol and systems still being established. Responsibilities are always changing. A lot of responsibility with not a lot of authority on large decesions.

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
$45,000


Skills That Affect Warehouse Manager Salaries



People Management
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$45,000

Training
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Microsoft Excel
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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 1481 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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