Equipment Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $73K annually; Terminal Managers, Truck Driver, OTRs, and Tractor-Trailer Drivers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $64K, approximately $52K, and $49K, respectively. On the lower end are Customer Service Representatives at $38K on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $69K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Phoenix, Ariz. ($60K), Dallas, Texas (around $56K), and Fontana, Calif. (approximately $51K) are the next top-paying cities. Richmond, Va. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $38K. Across Swift Transportation Corporation's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Illinois earn the most, taking home $60K annually.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $56K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (49 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $46K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belts have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $105K per year. Project Management Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $103K annually. Swift Transportation Corporation workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Project Management are also well compensated, earning $105K on average.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be People Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $68K per year. Transport also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; slightly less than a third of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers usually know Safety Compliance, Customer Service, and Commercial as well.
Benefits and Perks
A majority of survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). For a large number of employees, benefits include health insurance, and a strong majority of survey participants get dental coverage, too. Other privileges include a casual working environment, stock options, a stock purchase plan, and 401(a).