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Working as a Wholesale Manager

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a wholesale manager. For example, did you know that they make an average of $33.97 an hour? That's $70,652 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 2% and produce 35,400 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Wholesale Manager Do

There are certain skills that many wholesale managers have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed interpersonal skills, self-confidence and customer-service skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a wholesale manager, we found that a lot of resumes listed 9.0% of wholesale managers included customer service, while 9.0% of resumes included wholesale market, and 8.5% of resumes included product knowledge. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the wholesale manager job title. But what industry to start with? Most wholesale managers actually find jobs in the retail and finance industries.

How To Become a Wholesale Manager

If you're interested in becoming a wholesale manager, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 43.7% of wholesale managers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 6.4% of wholesale managers have master's degrees. Even though most wholesale managers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a wholesale manager. When we researched the most common majors for a wholesale manager, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on wholesale manager resumes include high school diploma degrees or master's degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a wholesale manager. In fact, many wholesale manager jobs require experience in a role such as sales manager. Meanwhile, many wholesale managers also have previous career experience in roles such as store manager or manager.

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Average Salary$70,652
Job Growth Rate2%

Wholesale Manager Jobs

Wholesale Manager Career Paths

Top Careers Before Wholesale Manager

Manager
7.5 %

Top Careers After Wholesale Manager

Manager
9.2 %

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Average Salary for a Wholesale Manager

Wholesale Managers in America make an average salary of $70,652 per year or $34 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $98,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $50,000 per year.
Average Salary
$70,652

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Wholesale Manager
Wholesale Manager
Piasaa USA LLC.
Piasaa USA LLC.
06/20/2019
06/20/2019
$41,09306/20/2019
$41,093
Senior Wholesale Manager, Men's Footwear & Leathergoods
Senior Wholesale Manager, Men's Footwear & Leathergoods
Prada USA Corp
Prada USA Corp
03/05/2019
03/05/2019
$95,50003/05/2019
$95,500
Senior Wholesale Manager, Men's Footwear & Leathergoods
Senior Wholesale Manager, Men's Footwear & Leathergoods
Prada USA Corp
Prada USA Corp
03/23/2018
03/23/2018
$123,60003/23/2018
$123,600
Senior Wholesale Manager, Men's Footwear & Leathergoods
Senior Wholesale Manager, Men's Footwear & Leathergoods
Prada USA Corp
Prada USA Corp
02/21/2018
02/21/2018
$120,00002/21/2018
$120,000
Wholesale Manager
Wholesale Manager
KR Fashion Inc.
KR Fashion Inc.
02/02/2016
02/02/2016
$54,87002/02/2016
$54,870

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Wholesale Manager Demographics

Gender

male

66.7 %

female

30.3 %

unknown

3.0 %

Ethnicity

White

75.9 %

Hispanic or Latino

13.7 %

Asian

4.7 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

48.0 %

French

12.0 %

Chinese

6.0 %
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Wholesale Manager Education

Majors

Business
31.8 %

Degrees

Bachelors

43.7 %

Associate

19.5 %

High School Diploma

18.0 %

Top Colleges for Wholesale Managers

1. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

2. Baylor University

Waco, TX

In-State Tuition
$45,542
Enrollment
14,159

3. SUNY College of Technology at Alfred

Alfred, NY

In-State Tuition
$8,570
Enrollment
3,721

4. Ball State University

Muncie, IN

In-State Tuition
$9,896
Enrollment
15,529

5. SUNY College of Technology at Delhi

Delhi, NY

In-State Tuition
$8,360
Enrollment
3,142

6. Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

In-State Tuition
$11,105
Enrollment
13,729

7. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

8. Bentley University

Waltham, MA

In-State Tuition
$49,880
Enrollment
4,177

9. SUNY Farmingdale

Farmingdale, NY

In-State Tuition
$8,306
Enrollment
9,394

10. University of Akron

Akron, OH

In-State Tuition
$11,463
Enrollment
13,676
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Top Skills For a Wholesale Manager

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 9.0% of wholesale managers listed customer service on their resume, but soft skills such as interpersonal skills and self-confidence are important as well.

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Top Wholesale Manager Employers

1. Town Fair Tire
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$24,374
Wholesale Managers Hired: 
9+
2. Genuine Parts Company
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$65,073
Wholesale Managers Hired: 
9+
3. O'Reilly Auto Parts
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$33,606
Wholesale Managers Hired: 
8+
4. Krispy Kreme
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$27,073
Wholesale Managers Hired: 
7+
5. Prada USA
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$41,888
Wholesale Managers Hired: 
4+
6. AutoZone
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$47,451
Wholesale Managers Hired: 
4+

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Updated October 2, 2020