MHM 2007 Salary Survey: Penny for Your Thoughts (Verbatim Respondent Comments)

More than 200 material handling and inventory managers took the time to share their thoughts about how much they are paid, their companies, their jobs and their outlook for the future. Here are some of their comments:

    MHM 2007 Salary Survey (Introduction): A Fair Day's Pay for a Fair Day's Work

    "Would like to see more recognition of what material handling and warehousing can do for the company. I also feel pigeon-holed in this industry."
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Construction/Building Materials; Age: 54; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 10; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $61,000; Annual Bonus: $500

    "Would like to expand the scope of my job and looking for better opportunities."
    Job title/function: Operations Manager; Industry: Other; Age: 46; Education: Graduate degree; Experience: 10; Location: Other; Direct Pay: $45,000; Annual Bonus: $10,000

    "Working for a family owned business has certain benefits and responsibilities that a corporation doesn't have."
    Job title/function: Transportation/Fleet/Traffic Manager; Industry: Paper/Printing/Publishing; Age: 41; Education: Some college; Experience: 21; Location: Pacific; Direct Pay: $66,500; Annual Bonus: $5,000

    "Work for consulting firm with flexibility in selling work and doing work, which gives flexibility."
    Job title/function: Consultant; Industry: Consumer Goods; Age: 53; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 20; Location: Canada; Direct Pay: $105,000; Annual Bonus: $30,000

    "With my company, not sure of others. I am seeing a reduction in benefits. However the company is financially growing in sales and profits. This sends a bad message. That they are willing to short change those that are bringing the company these sales and profit numbers."
    Job title/function: Information Technology Manager; Industry: Other; Age: 41; Education: Some college; Experience: 19; Location: Pacific; Direct Pay: $96,000; Annual Bonus: $7,000

    "Wish for more opportunities to advance and make more money."
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Consumer Goods; Age: 55; Education: Graduate degree; Experience: 30; Location: South Atlantic; Direct Pay: $55,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "We are a family run business and most recognition and salary compensations go directly to the family members regardless of contribution. Some family members only work 3 half days a week and are compensated with full time salaries."
    Job title/function: Operations Manager; Industry: Retail; Age: 44; Education: Some college; Experience: 1; Location: Pacific; Direct Pay: $54,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Very happy doing what I am doing."
    Job title/function: Corporate Management (CEO/COO/Pres/CFO); Industry: Furniture; Age: 63; Education: Some college; Experience: 40; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $170,000; Annual Bonus: $50,000

    "Until 8 months ago I was employed fulltime as Purchasing Director with substantially higher earnings. Looking for work (in the F&B industry) the present job was the only offer which materialized and, considering my age (so I am in top shape physically and mentally) I accepted this much lower-salaried position."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Retail; Age: 72; Education: Some college; Experience: 1; Location: South Atlantic; Direct Pay: $55,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Underpaid and over worked."
    Job title/function: Inventory/Materials Manager; Industry: Industrial Products/Machinery/Metals/Plastics; Age: 52; Education: Some college; Experience: 8; Location: Pacific; Direct Pay: $48,000; Annual Bonus: $1,600

    "Transportation takes a back seat to operations even though costs can be higher if left uncontrolled."
    Job title/function: Transportation/Fleet/Traffic Manager; Industry: Electronics/High-Tech/Telecom Equipment; Age: 43; Education: Some college; Experience: 7; Location: Canada; Direct Pay: $70,000; Annual Bonus: $10,000

    "This is a great company with good people and very financially sound, however people recognition is not one of their strong points."
    Job title/function: Procurement/Purchasing Manager; Industry: Other; Age: 62; Education: Some college; Experience: 33; Location: Pacific; Direct Pay: $65,000; Annual Bonus: $6,500

    "There is extreme pressure to perform without a net. No backup, no one to help, due to short- staffing."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Food & Beverage; Age: 52; Education: Some college; Experience: 31; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $75,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "The textile industry, probably more than others, has been devastated by cheap foreign imports in part driven by on specific retailer who set out to dominant the retail market by furnishing the lowest priced goods and they have all but pulled it off by obtaining goods from where ever possible. This has forced competition to do likewise. Consequently, there have been over 300,000 US textile related jobs lost. Our company went from some 8,000 to less than 500 associates."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Other; Age: 70; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 30; Location: South Atlantic; Direct Pay: $46,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "The role of materials management in the pharmaceutical development world is typically viewed as a non-value added service even though the impact of our performance can be felt throughout the companies that we work for. It is a necessary struggle to effectively influence the perception of this impact at the executive management level. Diligence in the presentation of ideas and the promoting of new and current trends in the industry to facilitate positive change and is almost unconditionally required to promote growth."
    Job title/function: Inventory/Materials Manager; Industry: Pharamaceuticals/Healthcare; Age: 41; Education: Some college; Experience: 13; Location: New England; Direct Pay: $78,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "The Postal Service is a huge company which has given me an opportunity to try many different technologies. I have been able to build USPS to the largest non-automotive user of material handling robots in the world - no real fanfare - just did it."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Other; Age: 60; Education: Some graduate study; Experience: 30; Location: South Atlantic; Direct Pay: $112,000; Annual Bonus: $7,000

    "The HR portion of my position has become more demanding requiring more time than I can give, thus we are not keeping up with regulatory requirements. Budget will not allow adding additional staff"
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Paper/Printing/Publishing; Age: 56; Education: Some college; Experience: 7; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $75,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Company does not offer promotions, no advancements, no bonus, no growth, and it is not a very good to company to work for."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Transportation Services; Age: 56; Education: Some college; Experience: 19; Location: South Central; Direct Pay: $52,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "The competitive world of today makes business operations very tough as in the U.S.A., we must meet Environmental and Operational standards that are not required of foreign competitors, and there are inadequate tariffs imposed to level the playing field."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Industrial Products/Machinery/Metals/Plastics; Age: 61; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 40; Location: Middle Atlantic; Direct Pay: $76,000; Annual Bonus: $9,000

    "Sometimes you get the feeling of being stuck in your position. Along with that comes the fact that some times things aren't much of a challenge any more and are simple to figure out. Unlike when I first started, when everything, everyday was challenging and exciting."
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Wholesale Distribution; Age: 48; Education: Some college; Experience: 20; Location: South Atlantic; Direct Pay: $69,900; Annual Bonus: $1,200

    "Seems as workers get older, they get bare minimum raises. Yet we are the ones with the experience & expertise. Younger workers get better raises and contribute less."
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Food & Beverage; Age: 59; Education: Some graduate study; Experience: 35; Location: Pacific; Direct Pay: $72,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Salary should be more. Every day is a learning experience. "
    Job title/function: Procurement/Purchasing Manager; Industry: Construction/Building Materials; Age:; Education: Some college; Experience: 35; Location: Pacific; Direct Pay: $50,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Salary should be based on achievement, not favoritism."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Other; Age: 47; Education: Some college; Experience: 15; Location: South Atlantic; Direct Pay: $47,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Salary is less and experience is not accounted for ."
    Job title/function: Operations Manager; Industry: Other; Age: 40; Education: Graduate degree; Experience: 15; Location: Other; Direct Pay: $25,000; Annual Bonus: $2,000

    "Salary increases should be more consistent. I think this company and all companies would benefit more by fostering active input concerning job improvements from senior and really all it's employees. Captalize on the employees day to day understanding of operations."
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Apparel; Age:; Education: High school; Experience: 23; Location: South Central; Direct Pay: $27,000; Annual Bonus: $250

    "Salary includes about 8-10 hours overtime per week."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Paper/Printing/Publishing; Age: 49; Education: Some college; Experience: 30; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $50,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Really wish I could work for a company that takes supply chain, transportation, and material handling seriously. My company treats it all like an afterthought despite the fact it is what makes them among the best in the industry."
    Job title/function: Transportation/Fleet/Traffic Manager; Industry: Other; Age: 34; Education: Some college; Experience: 7; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $40,140; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Purchasing which includes inventory control and negotiating is not a high profile function, but is very satisfying career when you win a negotiation as well as always maintaining J.I.T. inventory to maximize profitability. I think of myself as a puppeteer holding the strings of several entities and making them work together without getting tangled. It's a tough career with regard to when something fails, late trucks or rail strikes or bad counts of goods then everyone knows from the janitor to the C.E.O. and all our dealers (because their orders will be delayed). The single biggest postitive is the fact that as a Purchasing Manager I have a huge impact on the financial viability of our company."
    Job title/function: Procurement/Purchasing Manager; Industry: Consumer Goods; Age: 48; Education: Some college; Experience: 30; Location: Canada; Direct Pay: $150,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Private owner, dictator, no raises for anyone in the company last 3 years"
    Job title/function: Procurement/Purchasing Manager; Industry: Industrial Products/Machinery/Metals/Plastics; Age: 43; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 20; Location: New England; Direct Pay: $52,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Pension has been discontinued by many companies. Deeply disappointed."
    Job title/function: Consultant; Industry: Other; Age: 63; Education: Graduate degree; Experience: 35; Location: Canada; Direct Pay: $160,000; Annual Bonus: $10,000

    "Over the past 10 years my total compensation has gone down. My base salary has not been keeping up with inflation."
    Job title/function: Supply Chain Manager; Industry: Transportation Services; Age: 41; Education: Graduate degree; Experience: 17; Location: New England; Direct Pay: $90,000; Annual Bonus: $15,000

    "Our company's financial performance as well as the compensation and benefits paid to our employees are tied directly to our ability to successfully establish an honest, mutually beneficial relationship with our clients where their success is our success."
    Job title/function: Corporate Management (CEO/COO/Pres/CFO); Industry: Other; Age: 49; Education: Some graduate study; Experience: 17; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $226,000; Annual Bonus: $100,000

    "Our company is going through internal supply chain changes. We were a manufacturing company for many years. Now we import 90+% of our goods. Being 'out in the Warehouse' Sales/Marketing /Purchasing are struggling with the way they do things. They are 'old in the way' as Jerry Garcia said. The everyday processes to do 'our job' have become much more stressful and costly. "
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Wholesale Distribution; Age: 50; Education: Some college; Experience: 27; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $61,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Only a 3% raise in the last five years due to new management. Contribute some $800,000 annually in cash rebates from my vendors, have 20+ inventory turns monthly, run 99% efficiency in manufacturing due to availability of supplies, seldom have write-offs except for lost customers due to sales force."
    Job title/function: Inventory/Materials Manager; Industry: Food & Beverage; Age: 62; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 40; Location: South Atlantic; Direct Pay: $65,000; Annual Bonus: $9,600

    "'Old' timers are seldom appreciated."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Industrial Products/Machinery/Metals/Plastics; Age: 59; Education: Some college; Experience: 40; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $77,000; Annual Bonus: $20,000

    "Not seeking further promotions. Health issues are somewhat of a problem, although not debilitating. Looking forward to retirement or reduced work schedules in approx. 2 years. Company is stable and has a good relationship with employees."
    Job title/function: Supply Chain Manager; Industry: Automotive; Age: 64; Education: Graduate degree; Experience: 25; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $93,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Not enough movement, lack of communication within the company."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Wholesale Distribution; Age: 29; Education: Graduate degree; Experience: 5; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $58,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Not being willing to move has stalled my career path."
    Job title/function: Senior/Exec VP; Industry: Wholesale Distribution; Age: 45; Education: Some college; Experience: 26; Location: Pacific; Direct Pay: $104,000; Annual Bonus: $31,000

    "Newer employees usually earn more than long-term employees. Cost of living has gone up in this area. I assume the company wants to attract and retain new employees, while older employees are already established, not sure how fair this is."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Food & Beverage; Age: 35; Education: Some college; Experience: 10; Location: South Atlantic; Direct Pay: $50,000; Annual Bonus: $2,500

    "Networking w/others in industry it is my belief everyone is being asked to do more, put in 60/70 hrs a week, losing benefits etc. I am glad that after more than 40 yrs. that I am able and ready to leave the workforce full time."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Other; Age:; Education: Some college; Experience: 40; Location: South Central; Direct Pay: $68,000; Annual Bonus: $5,000

    "Need more structure and organization to improve profitability."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Construction/Building Materials; Age: 36; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 15; Location: Pacific; Direct Pay: $45,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Need bonus compensation based on division and/or facility rather than thrown into the mix with all departments."
    Job title/function: Operations Manager; Industry: Consumer Goods; Age: 53; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 29; Location: South Atlantic; Direct Pay: $85,800; Annual Bonus: $0

    "My salary is at least 10,000 less than the other managers (most of which don't have a degree)"
    Job title/function: Inventory/Materials Manager; Industry: Consumer Goods; Age: 44; Education: Some graduate study; Experience: 18; Location: Other; Direct Pay: $34,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "My salary and career path are directly related to a lack of a college education. And there is a lack of senior management to promote from within because of that. The OTJ experience is avoided at my company."
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Construction/Building Materials; Age: 47; Education: Some college; Experience: 9; Location: New England; Direct Pay: $49,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "My position continually is compared back to previous employees when the company was not near as big or as busy. Too many other jobs are dropped into this department because no one else has time. This department is not taken seriously and continually turns over employees. The owner does not seem to know what really happens back here. I know I could make twice as much in a similar position due to my experience, but many companies either do not take purchasing seriously, or they want a purchasing degree which is not offered in too many schools."
    Job title/function: Procurement/Purchasing Manager; Industry: Electronics/High-Tech/Telecom Equipment; Age: 37; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 10; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $40,000; Annual Bonus: $300

    "My employer also provides a profit-sharing trust, taxed prepaid on our behalf. After 7 years, we are fully vested, and can cash out (upon retirement) tax-free."
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Pharamaceuticals/Healthcare; Age: 40; Education: High school; Experience: 4; Location: Canada; Direct Pay: $69,500; Annual Bonus: $9,000

    "My compensation looks good on paper and would buy a reasonable lifestyle in many areas however; the price of housing in Calif. simply dwarfs the compensation so badly that living here is basically slow financial suicide."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Electronics/High-Tech/Telecom Equipment; Age: 48; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 22; Location: Pacific; Direct Pay: $85,700; Annual Bonus: $13,000

    "My compensation does not reflect my value to the company, my education level, my experience nor my peer group. During the interview process, I was told with conviction that there were professional growth opportunities for me and that a six-figure income was possible. The truth of the matter is that our company suffers from nepotism, cronyism and favoritism. The true positive for me is that I work with and for some fabulous and talented people who are driven to make our company as successful as possible. I also take pride each day in the significant process improvements that have been made under my direction. "
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Apparel; Age: 55; Education: Graduate degree; Experience: 21; Location: South Atlantic; Direct Pay: $70,500; Annual Bonus: $0

    "My company is not located in a metro area, which is part of the reason for the lower salary."
    Job title/function: Supply Chain Manager; Industry: Industrial Products/Machinery/Metals/Plastics; Age: 41; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 12; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $50,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "My company changed direction. When I was hired 8 years ago, when I was an Engineering Consultant, I was told I would be potentially eligible for 3 management positions here over the next 4 years. It was stressed they were like a family because most employees had worked there for over 20 years. The company philosophy changed. To be eligible for a promotion one had to relocate. So, I'm considering options. "
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Food & Beverage; Age: 46; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 25; Location: Pacific; Direct Pay: $89,000; Annual Bonus: $1,000

    "My career in this field was accidental, but 19 years later I realize that it is a good fit for me and my company. I have been fortunate to work and progress within an organization that values its employees and their contribution to the organization. I am very satisfied with my place in the company and the industry."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Retail; Age: 43; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 19; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $50,000; Annual Bonus: $20,000

    "Most important factor in job satisfaction is enjoying what I do each day. Money, advancement, etc. Are secondary. "
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Industrial Products/Machinery/Metals/Plastics; Age: 43; Education: Some college; Experience: 20; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $98,000; Annual Bonus: $6,000

    "Midwest seems to lag in pay levels."
    Job title/function: Procurement/Purchasing Manager; Industry: Construction/Building Materials; Age: 57; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 34; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $50,000; Annual Bonus: $3,000

    "Management's inability to recognize the important contributions supply chain managers make to the bottom line. Not much ability for career path advancement."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Retail; Age: 51; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 20; Location: New England; Direct Pay: $84,000; Annual Bonus: $2,500

    "Management doesn't understand the stress and pressure logistics is up against on a daily basis. We are expected to clear our area on a daily basis but have no cut off time to receive product from production. "
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Industrial Products/Machinery/Metals/Plastics; Age: 55; Education: High school; Experience: 7; Location: Middle Atlantic; Direct Pay: $50,000; Annual Bonus: $1,200

    "Manage only one full time employee because they won't give me any more assistance . Probably because I've been stupid enough to keep everything running, NC machinery, material handling equipment, HVAC and also building maintenance. Have never been offered any training , just the problems when warranties were gone , or if they couldn't wait for the OEM servicemen to arrive . My immediate supervisor has told me and the company owners that when I retire they're going to have to hire three people in three different skill experiences to replace me. People with electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, part purchasing skills and so on . As long as I'm getting the job done, they're not interested in finding someone for me to train. Yes, I believe that I'm underpaid . "
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Industrial Products/Machinery/Metals/Plastics; Age: 62; Education: Some college; Experience: 40; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $43,000; Annual Bonus: $250

    "Marking my time to retirement."
    Job title/function: Transportation/Fleet/Traffic Manager; Industry: Industrial Products/Machinery/Metals/Plastics; Age: 55; Education: Some college; Experience: 7; Location: South Atlantic; Direct Pay: $45,000; Annual Bonus: $2,500

    "Looks like most companies want my experience level but don't want to pay for that experience. The company I work for seems to think that those of us over 45 years old are captive and can ignore us went it comes to compensation. I, like many of the other foremen here, am looking for other employment opportunities."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Computer Equipment & Peripherals; Age: 48; Education: Some college; Experience: 24; Location: South Central; Direct Pay: $45,600; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Last's year's no raise were due to legal problems incurred by the company. It was decided that management would take the hit instead of the non-management associates."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Industrial Products/Machinery/Metals/Plastics; Age: 43; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 13; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $55,000; Annual Bonus: $650

    "Job should involve more latest technology and it should be noted that as material management is tough so, compensation should be higher and rewarding. There should be more fun in job life."
    Job title/function: Operations Manager; Industry: Industrial Products/Machinery/Metals/Plastics; Age: 27; Education: Graduate degree; Experience: 1; Location: Other; Direct Pay: $425,000; Annual Bonus: $75,000

    "Job has evolved from inspector to jack of all. Background in Ind Eng. And Prod Control has led to broad utilization of my skills. Company I work for has been very good to me."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Other; Age: 54; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 11; Location: South Atlantic; Direct Pay: $37,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "It's all politics. If you are in with the 'In Crowd' you get nice raises and bonuses. Otherwise, too bad."
    Job title/function: Inventory/Materials Manager; Industry: Transportation Services; Age: 56; Education: High school; Experience: 22; Location: South Atlantic; Direct Pay: $55,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "It is no longer about people but about the numbers."
    Job title/function: Senior/Exec VP; Industry: Industrial Products/Machinery/Metals/Plastics; Age: 60; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 31; Location: South Central; Direct Pay: $100,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "In today's economic climate and customer spend thrift initiatives, current career paths are limited and expected."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Computer Equipment & Peripherals; Age: 54; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 37; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $94,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "I'm the owner of a small white glove delivery service. My goal is to make our company strong and profitable. Our main goal as a company is growth and increased net profits."
    Job title/function: Corporate Management (CEO/COO/Pres/CFO); Industry: Transportation Services; Age: 37; Education: Some college; Experience: 18; Location: Mountain; Direct Pay: $60,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "I'm satisfied with where I'm at as far as salary and job situation. I do try to see what opportunities are available that could benefit my salary, job position, family stability, etc."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Automotive; Age: 29; Education: High school; Experience: 3; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $43,000; Annual Bonus: $500

    "I work for an automotive company. The environment is very negative. Job security, health care benefits, personnel taking early retirements with incentives and a contract year to boot. Management is pushing to get anyone they can out the door. And many of the management want to get out, too. The incentives for the salary bargaining portion is much better than the salary offer, and this has the salary personnel upset. Time for change is coming upon us extremely fast and few persons are adjusting well to the changing climate of the automotive industry. We have always had excellent benefits because of the UAW. Salary management has benefited from these perks, even if they said they do not like the unions. The same of it all is that the very persons that build up the company and the profits made over the past years are not given any credit for their sacrifices."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Automotive; Age: 59; Education: Graduate degree; Experience: 35; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $78,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "I work for a small (70 employees) family-owned regional company where job stability is the primary benefit. Salary, bonus compensation and upward mobility are quite restricted if you are not a family member. As ownership has been passed down, the level of office tension has increased while employee benefits (company celebrations and get togethers) have been cut. "
    Job title/function: Procurement/Purchasing Manager; Industry: Wholesale Distribution; Age: 38; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 12; Location: South Atlantic; Direct Pay: $44,200; Annual Bonus: $300

    "I work for a great company, we're like a huge family. The work is hard but it's worth it. Definitely one of my favorite jobs I've had"
    Job title/function: Transportation/Fleet/Traffic Manager; Industry: Other; Age: 23; Education: Some college; Experience: 3; Location: Mountain; Direct Pay: $30,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "I work for a good company that treats me very well."
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Pharamaceuticals/Healthcare; Age: 40; Education: High school; Experience: 10; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $70,000; Annual Bonus: $15,000

    "I work for a fairly small contract manufacturer who is very cost conscious. Our location is not in an area that has a tremendous number of jobs in the Import/Export area so opportunities are not as common as areas like Seattle, Portland or San Francisco (I am in Spokane, WA), and the cost of living is dramatically different here in Spokane vs. SF or Seattle."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Electronics/High-Tech/Telecom Equipment; Age: 42; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 17; Location: Pacific; Direct Pay: $61,000; Annual Bonus: $1,000

    "I wish this job was more stable."
    Job title/function: Operations Manager; Industry: Industrial Products/Machinery/Metals/Plastics; Age: 51; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 22; Location: Pacific; Direct Pay: $120,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "I wear a lot of hats at my company. I am inside sales, purchasing, shipping and receiving as well as doing all the contract ordering and warranty work. I am very under paid for what I do. We are a 25 million dollar company and the owner is cheap on wages."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Industrial Products/Machinery/Metals/Plastics; Age: 50; Education: Some college; Experience: 20; Location: Pacific; Direct Pay: $45,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "I truly believe I'm worth more especially what I put into my profession and job duties!"
    Job title/function: Operations Manager; Industry: Other; Age: 50; Education: Some college; Experience: 29; Location: New England; Direct Pay: $59,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "I think that I'm underpaid by 5K to 7.5K a year for my job"
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Furniture; Age: 53; Education: Some college; Experience: 7; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $45,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "I think for what I do I should be making much more. But, at least I have a job."
    Job title/function: Operations Manager; Industry: Industrial Products/Machinery/Metals/Plastics; Age: 48; Education: High school; Experience: 9; Location: Middle Atlantic; Direct Pay: $64,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "I recognize that I am compensated VERY well versus my peers."
    Job title/function: Procurement/Purchasing Manager; Industry: Computer Equipment & Peripherals; Age: 60; Education: Some college; Experience: 10; Location: South Atlantic; Direct Pay: $86,400; Annual Bonus: $4,600

    "I love the professional challenges of finding the right application to resolve issues. One must keep in mind that you must be a person that that gets self satisfaction out of resoling these issues because there is very seldom any rewards. Especially dealing with internal customers. Everyone wants their requisition first. This job is for a person that is good with hyper tasking, with the realization that you will burn out and might use all your accumulated vacation time all at one time."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Wholesale Distribution; Age: 53; Education: Some college; Experience: 7; Location: South Atlantic; Direct Pay: $40,000; Annual Bonus: $2,500

    "I love my job!! "
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Construction/Building Materials; Age: 48; Education: High school; Experience: 30; Location: New England; Direct Pay: $85,000; Annual Bonus: $5,000

    "I love my job and my company's commitment to my continued growth through education is awesome. They are committed to me and all my people."
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Pharamaceuticals/Healthcare; Age: 42; Education: Some graduate study; Experience: 16; Location: Pacific; Direct Pay: $72,500; Annual Bonus: $4,000

    "I know that I don't get paid anywhere near what others in this field do, but if I left for another company, I would be giving up over 4 weeks vacation."
    Job title/function: Inventory/Materials Manager; Industry: Paper/Printing/Publishing; Age: 33; Education: High school; Experience: 10; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $24,000; Annual Bonus: $450

    "I haven't had a raise in over 7 years and am very worked"
    Job title/function: Transportation/Fleet/Traffic Manager; Industry: Paper/Printing/Publishing; Age: 62; Education: Some college; Experience: 33; Location: Middle Atlantic; Direct Pay: $91,499; Annual Bonus: $0

    "I have to fight for my raises and all of my employees' raises. Usually only get raises when other jobs are found and they keep you by matching the new job offer. "
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Transportation Services; Age: 41; Education: Some college; Experience: 23; Location: Mountain; Direct Pay: $50,000; Annual Bonus: $500

    "I have been at my company for 4 years. In this time I have taken over 3 other positions in additions to my own. The people that left or were laid off made a combined salary of $36 per hour of which I have received $3. I think companies look at logistics, shipping and inventory management as low ranking positions. This is why, I believe, these positions are under appreciated and under paid."
    Job title/function: Transportation/Fleet/Traffic Manager; Industry: Industrial Products/Machinery/Metals/Plastics; Age: 33; Education: Some college; Experience: 4; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $36,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "I have a great low stress Job. My career advancement opportunities are limited in the company, but because the job stress is low and the pay is good, it is difficult to have the desire to move to another company."
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Paper/Printing/Publishing; Age: 44; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 22; Location: Mountain; Direct Pay: $72,000; Annual Bonus: $6,000

    "I find it increasingly difficult to transfer locations with my company. Promises made are easily broken by a large corporation."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Paper/Printing/Publishing; Age: 52; Education: Graduate degree; Experience: 16; Location: New England; Direct Pay: $80,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "I feel very stagnant in my current field. I'm considering trying something different."
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Pharamaceuticals/Healthcare; Age: 39; Education: Some college; Experience: 13; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $48,000; Annual Bonus: $3,000

    "I feel this salary in this area is in line with others."
    Job title/function: Inventory/Materials Manager; Industry: Industrial Products/Machinery/Metals/Plastics; Age: 65; Education: High school; Experience: 15; Location: South Atlantic; Direct Pay: $62,000; Annual Bonus: $3,500

    "I feel I wear many hats. I feel I work hard and I'm a solid performer. I feel I'm under paid."
    Job title/function: Inventory/Materials Manager; Industry: Pharamaceuticals/Healthcare; Age: 48; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 25; Location: New England; Direct Pay: $59,000; Annual Bonus: $2,100

    "I feel I am lucky to have my job."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Wholesale Distribution; Age: 41; Education: Some graduate study; Experience: 12; Location: South Central; Direct Pay: $100,000; Annual Bonus: $15,000

    "I feel I am being held back because I am a woman."
    Job title/function: Procurement/Purchasing Manager; Industry: Other; Age: 49; Education: Some college; Experience: 15; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $41,000; Annual Bonus: $3,000

    "I don't really feel my salary reflects how much I really contribute, or the difference I make and continue to make at my company. "
    Job title/function: Inventory/Materials Manager; Industry: Pharamaceuticals/Healthcare; Age: 44; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 7.5; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $61,000; Annual Bonus: $2,000

    "I don't feel I'm being paid for the job I'm doing."
    Job title/function: Inventory/Materials Manager; Industry: Industrial Products/Machinery/Metals/Plastics; Age: 25; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 5; Location: South Central; Direct Pay: $185,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "I do shipping/receiving/warehouse/repackaging/order products/stock products/QC/hazardous shipping/run forklift---they still consider me as mailroom."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Consumer Goods; Age: 59; Education: Some college; Experience: 25; Location: Pacific; Direct Pay: $35,000; Annual Bonus: $1,500

    "I do not feel anyone in upper management understands the full concept of warehouse management. You cannot have too much or too little of anything at anytime. It is harder to manage than anyone realizes. I love the challenge and working with the people. Only wish I was paid what I feel I am worth. "
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Food & Beverage; Age: 50; Education: Some college; Experience: 25; Location: South Atlantic; Direct Pay: $50,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "I do more than they pay me for, I deserve more because I go the extra mile "
    Job title/function: Inventory/Materials Manager; Industry: Computer Equipment & Peripherals; Age: 41; Education: Some college; Experience: 8; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $35,360; Annual Bonus: $700

    "I believe they tend to pay at the lower levels and have a habit of consolidating jobs without compensating for the additional workload. "
    Job title/function: Plant/Manufacturing Manager; Industry: Food & Beverage; Age: 47; Education: Some college; Experience: 14; Location: Pacific; Direct Pay: $72,000; Annual Bonus: $1,000

    "I believe if I had completed my Bachelors degree I would be happier and better positioned in my career path. "
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Consumer Goods; Age: 40; Education: Some graduate study; Experience: 10; Location: Pacific; Direct Pay: $54,000; Annual Bonus: $4,000

    "I believe I am still being underpaid salary wise. Bonus structure should be reviewed as well."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Other; Age: 54; Education: High school; Experience: 20; Location: Canada; Direct Pay: $47,500; Annual Bonus: $9,800

    "I believe I am not well compensated with the type of work I do, considering the amount of revenue I generate."
    Job title/function: Transportation/Fleet/Traffic Manager; Industry: Wholesale Distribution; Age: 60; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 17; Location: Middle Atlantic; Direct Pay: $36,000; Annual Bonus: $750

    "I am way underpaid for all the tasks that are given to me and that I currently handle."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Paper/Printing/Publishing; Age: 40; Education: Some college; Experience: 22; Location: New England; Direct Pay: $26,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "I am treated more like an hourly employee instead of an engineer. This job pays less, but the demands are not bad. The company is increasing the demands, but the pay is not following."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Other; Age: 35; Education: Some graduate study; Experience: 12; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $63,440; Annual Bonus: $5,500

    "I am the only person that purchases for 2 mills and I feel overwhelmed at times. With job cuts in all industries the burden keeps piling up on individuals. It seems unfair at times."
    Job title/function: Procurement/Purchasing Manager; Industry: Other; Age: 51; Education: Some graduate study; Experience: 19; Location: Pacific; Direct Pay: $44,500; Annual Bonus: $0

    "I am one of three women in a staff of 18 people. It is a great career challenge to maintain a position like mine in any type of mManufacturing field. Dedication and an eye for success is the key to maintaining this type of a career experience. "
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Automotive; Age: 49; Education: High school; Experience: 15; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $43,000; Annual Bonus: $3,200

    "I am happy."
    Job title/function: Supply Chain Manager; Industry: Electronics/High-Tech/Telecom Equipment; Age: 35; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 14; Location: South Atlantic; Direct Pay: $97,000; Annual Bonus: $11,000

    "I am an owner so creating value is my number one priority."
    Job title/function: Corporate Management (CEO/COO/Pres/CFO); Industry: Utilities/Energy; Age:; Education: Some college; Experience: 30; Location: New England; Direct Pay: $200,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "I am 2nd in charge after the owner, whom I do not believe has a firm grasp regarding how to keep and compensate the employees he believes are valuable."
    Job title/function: Operations Manager; Industry: Third-Party Logistics Provider; Age: 54; Education: High school; Experience: 22; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $68,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "I also have additional duties such as handling our in-house fueling systems (administrator) for 7 locations with underground storage tanks in 5 states, fleet computer system 'Super User' in which I provide system support for 15 locations in 7 states, performing as Capital Coordinator (first year) for equipment spec's and purchasing for 30 locations, and maintain two locations on a daily basis."
    Job title/function: Transportation/Fleet/Traffic Manager; Industry: Food & Beverage; Age: 44; Education: Some college; Experience: 27; Location: Pacific; Direct Pay: $59,100; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Holding a 2-year associate degree, I believe I am fairly compensated. My title is Maintenance Supervisor even though I am responsible for the maintenance & enhancements of a 250,000 sf. Automated DC, on-site IT person, procurement & maintenance of a 20-unit forklift fleet. Special projects, example: Wal-Mart RFID compliance. I think my responsibilities categorize me as a manager but I have been told the lack of having a 4 yr. Degree is not allowing be to benefit by title or compensation."
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Consumer Goods; Age: 39; Education: Some college; Experience: 9; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $66,000; Annual Bonus: $1,500

    "Hard work does not payoff at my company."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Electronics/High-Tech/Telecom Equipment; Age: 45; Education: Some college; Experience: 28; Location: New England; Direct Pay: $37,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Happy with current job, but company lacks advancement opportunities."
    Job title/function: Transportation/Fleet/Traffic Manager; Industry: Third-Party Logistics Provider; Age: 31; Education: Some college; Experience: 4; Location: Mountain; Direct Pay: $39,900; Annual Bonus: $1,100

    "Great company - vacation policy is not very good. Salary is average."
    Job title/function: Operations Manager; Industry: Wholesale Distribution; Age: 43; Education: Some college; Experience: 11; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $98,500; Annual Bonus: $10,500

    "Great company - no salary review."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Third-Party Logistics Provider; Age: 59; Education: Graduate degree; Experience: 31; Location: Middle Atlantic; Direct Pay: $70,000; Annual Bonus: $500

    "Good company to work for, would not want to start over. Salary is adequate."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Pharamaceuticals/Healthcare; Age: 55; Education: Some college; Experience: 25; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $78,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Good company to work for and I enjoy coming to work in the morning."
    Job title/function: Transportation/Fleet/Traffic Manager; Industry: Other; Age: 46; Education: Some college; Experience: 29; Location: Pacific; Direct Pay: $55,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "For an immigrant it is not a bad job."
    Job title/function: Operations Manager; Industry: Computer Equipment & Peripherals; Age: 58; Education: Graduate degree; Experience: 33; Location: Canada; Direct Pay: $88,000; Annual Bonus: $10,000

    "Flat organization, little opportunity for career advancement."
    Job title/function: Inventory/Materials Manager; Industry: Other; Age: 42; Education: Some graduate study; Experience: 20; Location: Middle Atlantic; Direct Pay: $82,000; Annual Bonus: $3,000

    "First year with new company. No annual review yet. They matched previous employers salary and compensation. More freedom and advancement opportunities."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Industrial Products/Machinery/Metals/Plastics; Age: 54; Education: Some college; Experience: 16; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $120,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Feel very underappreciated by company. They fail to grasp the importance of a orderly and efficiently run warehouse to the overall operations."
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Transportation Services; Age: 51; Education: Some college; Experience: 14; Location: Middle Atlantic; Direct Pay: $48,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Feell the company takes me and others for granted."
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Retail; Age: 61; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 30; Location: Pacific; Direct Pay: $61,000; Annual Bonus: $6,000

    "Family-owned business. Company policy are administered inconsistently"
    Job title/function: Operations Manager; Industry: Third-Party Logistics Provider; Age: 54; Education: Some college; Experience: 27; Location: New England; Direct Pay: $67,600; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Everybody could use a raise."
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Paper/Printing/Publishing; Age: 48; Education: High school; Experience: 12; Location: South Atlantic; Direct Pay: $53,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Downturn in my industry has left me frustrated and stagnant, however, nearing retirement age, meaning I am less employable to other organizations, I may be fortunate to be where I'm at. While my company is forced to hire several new employees equal to my position, they are having to pay more for the new managers; which in turn will increase my base salary this year as well."
    Job title/function: Plant/Manufacturing Manager; Industry: Food & Beverage; Age: 59; Education: Some college; Experience: 29; Location: Pacific; Direct Pay: $70,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Do not think I'm compensated as well as a male counterpart."
    Job title/function: Senior/Exec VP; Industry: Paper/Printing/Publishing; Age: 55; Education: Some graduate study; Experience: 32; Location: New England; Direct Pay: $102,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Developed 20 years experience with an unrelated industry, which was downsized and relocated. Declined relocation. Started new industry in same vocation 2.5 years ago."
    Job title/function: Procurement/Purchasing Manager; Industry: Industrial Products/Machinery/Metals/Plastics; Age: 51; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 24; Location: Middle Atlantic; Direct Pay: $58,000; Annual Bonus: $4,500

    "Currently underpaid for level of responsibility I hold compared to industry average salaries."
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Pharamaceuticals/Healthcare; Age: 35; Education: Some college; Experience: 4; Location: South Central; Direct Pay: $58,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Considering the volume of work and the amount of time spent working I would like to see the pay be more or receive more then an annual bonus. "
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Other; Age: 55; Education: High school; Experience: 33; Location: South Central; Direct Pay: $80,000; Annual Bonus: $12,000

    "Concerned with recently being acquired by larger company."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Wholesale Distribution; Age: 43; Education: Some graduate study; Experience: 20; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $92,500; Annual Bonus: $5,500

    "Complexity of the field continues to increase. Same day shipment volumes up to 75% from 50% just a few years ago, yet expectation is for decreasing costs. You have to be an adrenaline addict to do this kind of work."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Third-Party Logistics Provider; Age: 51; Education: Graduate degree; Experience: 7; Location: South Central; Direct Pay: $104,000; Annual Bonus: $21,000

    "Company offers no bonus opportunity or profit sharing plan; stock options offered to senior execs only. Enthusiasm wanes occasionally when asked to go the extra mile without any possibility of monetary incentive or kudos."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Electronics/High-Tech/Telecom Equipment; Age: 56; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 34; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $91,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Company management continues to draw very large salaries/benefits/vacations and then complains to employees of bad sales and profits."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Other; Age: 60; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 30; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $60,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Company has new owners as of 2006. Company is beginning to grow and making a turnaround from being in the red to making a profit. Management employees, especially females, are not recognized or paid appropriately for their work and dedication."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Other; Age: 65; Education: Some graduate study; Experience: 9; Location: New England; Direct Pay: $35,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Companies are now in the driver's seat as far as compensation."
    Job title/function: Operations Manager; Industry: Computer Equipment & Peripherals; Age: 39; Education: Some college; Experience: 9; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $75,000; Annual Bonus: $1,500

    "Challenging when distribution is viewed as non-core part of company. Yet, you are very critical to success of getting manufactured product in customer's hands."
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Other; Age: 39; Education: Some college; Experience: 20; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $73,000; Annual Bonus: $11,000

    "Biggest challenge for me is trying to maintain our Distribution center at the level it is with the current corporate of my company. All the bean counters are concerned with is saving a buck now with no apparent concern for long-term goals. They do not value maintenance's opinion, they are continuously wanting to cut heads even though we don't have enough people now to do our jobs correctly. If I ever get out of the maintenance field, I don't think I would want to get back into it. There is no respect from upper management at the corporate level."
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Retail; Age: 49; Education: Some college; Experience: 28; Location: South Central; Direct Pay: $65,000; Annual Bonus: $11,000

    "Being located on the border presents several challenges. Minimum wage workers are plentiful and it's difficult to convince management to pay for better quality workers and for any warehouse automation. Additionally, the lower economic base for the region allows employers to pay less than the national average for skilled workers."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Consumer Goods; Age: 36; Education: Some college; Experience: 10; Location: South Central; Direct Pay: $42,500; Annual Bonus: $800

    "Because of declining business, there is not much hope of progression."
    Job title/function: Operations Manager; Industry: Consumer Goods; Age: 36; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 13; Location: South Atlantic; Direct Pay: $77,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Bean counters are ruining the country! Look at the businesses moving outside the U.S.! Where will your children work? "
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Industrial Products/Machinery/Metals/Plastics; Age: 52; Education: Some college; Experience: 35; Location: Middle Atlantic; Direct Pay: $69,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Based on my age, length of service with this employer, and a varied career path, I am extremely fortunate to be where I am salary-wise."
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Food & Beverage; Age: 60; Education: Graduate degree; Experience: 20; Location: Mountain; Direct Pay: $88,000; Annual Bonus: $10,000

    "Based on experience, education level, and knowledge it is too low."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Other; Age: 62; Education: Graduate degree; Experience: 35; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $75,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "As Warehouse Manager for my company, I wear many more hats than someone in a typical position. I am responsible for Hazardous Material compliance, OSHA compliance, Facility maintenance, transportation/logistics, safety, and assist in EPA compliance."
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Other; Age: 50; Education: Some college; Experience: 29; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $74,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    "Am I worth more? Yes! Customers have become more freight cost savvy because of the increase in transportation costs, mainly due to rising fuel costs the last couple of years. The problem with this is they expect superior carrier service levels for bargain carrier price which can make things very challenging from a customer satisfaction point of view."
    Job title/function: Transportation/Fleet/Traffic Manager; Industry: Paper/Printing/Publishing; Age: 47; Education: Some college; Experience: 15; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $52,000; Annual Bonus: $2,500

    "Am deeply honored to be entrusted to handle the big task of improving the work-flow procedures of all companies within the group."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Construction/Building Materials; Age: 55; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 12; Location: Other; Direct Pay: $600,000; Annual Bonus: $60,000

    "Always have the attitude that you must prove your worth to the organization by doing the best job you can that supports the organizational goals. That is: You're only as good as your last performance."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Other; Age: 58; Education: Some college; Experience: 26; Location: Middle Atlantic; Direct Pay: $105,000; Annual Bonus: $10,000

    "Always have put my employers (two companies) best interest ahead of mine. Have been dedicated and loyal . Recently considered a change . "
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Automotive; Age: 54; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 34; Location: South Atlantic; Direct Pay: $80,000; Annual Bonus: $6,000

    "Although the money is good and gives me the opportunity to live well, enjoying what I do is much more important. "
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Consumer Goods; Age: 56; Education: Graduate degree; Experience: 37; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $92,000; Annual Bonus: $24,000

    "Although I have only seven direct reports I am responsible for financial results of seven departments with a combined personnel count of 191 people and annual sales volume of $19 million. I do not feel my salary is adequate and have not had an increase for two years. Executive management, however is insistent on regular reviews and increases for those 191 people."
    Job title/function: Operations Manager; Industry: Industrial Products/Machinery/Metals/Plastics; Age: 56; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 30; Location: Mountain; Direct Pay: $98,000; Annual Bonus: $2,000

    "After being in operations management for many years, I am now the business owner for the installation of a WMS in 27 printing plants."
    Job title/function: Information Technology Manager; Industry: Paper/Printing/Publishing; Age: 52; Education: Some graduate study; Experience: 3; Location: Middle Atlantic; Direct Pay: $96,500; Annual Bonus: $9,500

    "A more challenging position ca not be. The changes over the course of the last few years have been astounding. The entire operation has to continually be re-invented to meet the changes in our industry. "
    Job title/function: Corporate Management (CEO/COO/Pres/CFO); Industry: Wholesale Distribution; Age: 45; Education: Some college; Experience: 12; Location: New England; Direct Pay: $80,000; Annual Bonus: $30,000

    "A good company to work for. We have grown a lot financially in the last three years. However we are struggling with internal processes. Some of our executive management team has very little experience. My challenges are to implement new processes and procedures along with new technology in most of our facilities."
    Job title/function: Operations Manager; Industry: Wholesale Distribution; Age: 50; Education: Some graduate study; Experience: 10; Location: Pacific; Direct Pay: $60,000; Annual Bonus: $17,000

    "A fair salary and bonus opportunity for a great job."
    Job title/function: Senior/Exec VP; Industry: Other; Age: 66; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 45; Location: Middle Atlantic; Direct Pay: $200,000; Annual Bonus: $200,000

    "A bonus was not paid in 2006, however, that was the first year in the last 10 years that no bonus was paid. A bonus is expected again this year, and it should be around $30,000. Average bonus size for the last 10 years has been between $25,000 and $30,000."
    Job title/function: DC/Warehouse/Facility Manager; Industry: Other; Age: 48; Education: 4-year undergraduate degree; Experience: 16; Location: South Atlantic; Direct Pay: $125,000; Annual Bonus: $0

    " Current employer continues to add responsibilities without any salary increases. Doing 3 people's work which has added to the amount of hours put in each week and into days off."
    Job title/function: Other; Industry: Food & Beverage; Age: 43; Education: High school; Experience: 24; Location: North Central; Direct Pay: $42,000; Annual Bonus: $700

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