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Average Salary for Swift Transportation Corporation Employees

Swift Transportation Corporation employees bring home $41K per year on average. What you do at the company plays the largest role in compensation at Swift Transportation Corporation, but your experience level and where you live affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Swift Transportation Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer (17)
$23,672 - $52,711  
[-]Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer (17)
Salary$21,287 - $59,180  
Bonus$62.40 - $2,424  
Total Pay$23,672 - $52,711  
[+]Terminal Manager (3)
$46,328 - $96,432  
[+]Terminal Manager (3)
Salary$47,200 - $89,232  
Bonus$757 - $13,266  
Total Pay$46,328 - $96,432  
[+]Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) (3)
$24,928 - $56,150  
[+]Fleet Dispatcher (Trucking & Transportation) (3)
Salary$27,873 - $57,604  
Total Pay$24,928 - $56,150  
[+]Transportation Planner (3)
$28,966 - $97,527  
[+]Transportation Planner (3)
Total Pay$28,966 - $97,527  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64

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Directors of Operations earn the highest median pay at $84K annually, followed by Terminal Managers (approximately $62K), Business Analysts (about $55K), and Pricing Analysts (around $55K). Among the lower-paid positions at Swift Transportation Corporation are Tractor-Trailer Drivers — the median salary for this role approaches $39K.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $56K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Swift Transportation Corporation employees (34 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn approximately $36K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($51K per year) can be spotted in Phoenix, Ariz.; Los Angeles, Calif. ($50K), Richmond, Va. (about $41K), and Memphis, Tenn. ($41K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, Swift Transportation Corporation pays its Texas employees the most; the pay rate there is around $60K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Teacher Certifications receive bigger paychecks (about $40K per year) than those without credentials. Acquiring certification to be a Class A Commercial Driver License Holder is rewarded with median pay of approximately $37K annually. It pays to have an Associate's Degree at Swift Transportation Corporation — these employees make the most at around $62K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Operations Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $62K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Swift Transportation Corporation is Customer Service; slightly more than a fifth of employees use it for work. Other top skills include Transport, Commercial, and Microsoft Excel.


With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of Swift Transportation Corporation's employees who responded to the survey.

Benefits and Perks

A quarter of workers have paid vacation, and only about 19 percent can take paid time off for illness. The larger part of employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for a fair number of workers, and for a solid majority of respondents, dental coverage is too. Some other advantages of working at Swift Transportation Corporation are a casual working environment, life insurance, stock options, and 401(a).

Key Stats for Swift Transportation Corporation


17 %
83 %
$39,305 - $66,129
$28,759 - $61,389
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
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