Import Manager Salary

Import Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and a little under three-quarters have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $68K per year, but may range from $42K to $99K per year. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Import Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 64 percent to be exact. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$47,850 - $92,946
$48K
$68K
$93K
MEDIAN: $67,831
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90%

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$15.90 - $36.06
$16
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$36
MEDIAN: $24.31
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$0$98K
Salary $47,850 - $92,946
Bonus $970 - $10,045
Profit Sharing $2,500
Commission $1,000
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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$47,195 - $98,721
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 135
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $15.90 - $36.06
Overtime $36.00
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $970 - $10,045
Commission $1,000
Profit Sharing $2,500
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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$47,195 - $98,721
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

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Job Description for Import Manager

An import manager is responsible for receiving, inspecting and documenting items that arrive from overseas. They also manage a team of operators and office clerks, providing guidance, support, and discipline as needed. Import manager are in charge of exporting items, and they must be up to date on all import and export laws of the country in which they are based and the countries from which they receive items. This job normally exists with companies that deal with customers and businesses in other countries. Generally, import managers hold full-time positions; hours may vary depending on the needs of the company. They may need to travel as well, depending on the requirements of the position.

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Import Manager Tasks

  • Supervise import staff managing the importation of goods from other countries.
  • Communicate with clients, customs agents and transportation companies to ensure the shipments arrive in a timely manner and in good physical condition.
  • Arrange transport and ensure items are shipped expediently and cost-effectively.

Common Career Paths for Import Manager


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Import Managers may see a slight downturn in earnings as they move into roles like Logistics Manager, where pay is $61K on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Import Manager

Pay by Experience for an Import Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Import Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 28 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Import Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Import Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 65 salaries. An Import Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 33 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,151

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

With a pay rate for Import Managers that is 26 percent greater than the national average, Chicago offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Import Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+9 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Import Managers in Houston earning a whopping 29 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Los Angeles (13 percent less) and Seattle (11 percent less).

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Key Stats for Import Manager

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
27%
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United States (change)

Experience Affects Import Manager Salaries

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$68,000

▼13%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Import Manager Salaries

National Average
$68,000

▼5%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 9%
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