Terminal Manager Salary

Terminal Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — approximately three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $49K to $101K per year, median earnings come to $67K annually. Total cash compensation to Terminal Managers bottoms out near $49K and approaches $101K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. While the specific employer and years of experience impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Most Terminal Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The vast majority of Terminal Managers (86 percent) survey respondents are men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,276 - $93,316
$49K
$67K
$93K
MEDIAN: $67,137
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$15.03 - $29.80
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$30
MEDIAN: $20.99
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$0$99K
Salary $49,276 - $93,316
Bonus $203.47 - $15,167
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,515
Commission $4,913
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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$48,694 - $99,810
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 473
Hourly Data $0$73
Hourly Rate $15.03 - $29.80
Overtime $23.50 - $73.97
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $203.47 - $15,167
Commission $4,913
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,515
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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$48,694 - $99,810
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

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Job Description for Terminal Manager

A terminal manager is responsible for the overall operator of a warehouse, including sales, administrative duties, net profit, and managing property. They also handle merchandising, controlling inventory, terminal budgeting, management of the personnel, and scheduling and staffing, among other duties.

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Terminal Manager Tasks

  • Oversee the entire terminal, including driver and dispatch personnel.
  • Handle customer complaints and revise processes to improve service.
  • Direct transportation activities to maintain efficiency, profitability and customer satisfaction.
  • Monitor budget, operational metrics, and compliance throughout terminal.

Common Career Paths for Terminal Manager


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Terminal Managers who take on a higher-level position such as Transportation Manager may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Transportation Managers on average bring home $60K. Terminal Managers most often move into positions as Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers or Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors. Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers actually earn $16K less on average, however, and Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors earn $17K less per year than Terminal Managers do.

Terminal Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Terminal Manager


Dominating the field, Black Horse Carriers, The Kenan Advantage Group, Estes Express, Inc, Ruan Transport Corporation, and Forward Air Incorporated are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Terminal Managers. Estes Express, Inc leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $86K.

Popular Skills for Terminal Manager


Professional skills reported by Terminal Managers are few in number. Those who have experience with Safety Compliance, Operations Management, and Logistics can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people skilled in Logistics are similarly competent in Safety Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Terminal Manager

Pay by Experience for a Terminal Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Terminal Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 141 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Terminal Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 148 salaries. An experienced Terminal Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 204 salaries. A Terminal Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 119 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,082

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

Baltimore offers some of the highest pay in the country for Terminal Managers, 52 percent above the national average. Terminal Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charleston (+30 percent), Louisville (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), and Houston (+15 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Cincinnati is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Jacksonville and Columbus also lean toward paying below-median salaries (18 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Terminal Manager

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Terminal Manager Salaries

▲13%

▲4%

▼0%

National Average
$68,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Terminal Manager Salaries



▲1%

National Average
$68,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 14%
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