The average DOT Compliance Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $58K annually. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male DOT Compliance Managers making up 52 percent of survey respondents. Though the majority of DOT Compliance Managers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. While nearly one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,610 - $88,758
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$36K
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$89K
MEDIAN: $57,564
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$12.54 - $22.83
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,610 - $88,758  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,047  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$31,493 - $84,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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Hourly Rate
$12.54 - $22.83  
   
Overtime
$22.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,047  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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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$31,493 - $84,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Job Description for DOT Compliance Manager

The main duty of a DOT compliance manager is to ensure that all state and federal motor vehicle regulatory requirements are met by his or her company. The major tasks are to develop and/or maintain a driver qualification program to ensure that drivers are fully trained on hazardous material transportation and are in compliance with all regulations. They must stay up to date on all state and federal rules, regulations, and legislation in order to properly interpret them and ensure the company is in full compliance at all times. They will provide oversight of the driver qualification system data and review it daily for accuracy and completeness.

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DOT Compliance Manager Tasks

  • Keep records of compliance exceptions for audit purposes.
  • Train dispatchers and drivers on DOT safety regulations.
  • Maintain, update, and implement driver requirements per current DOT regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for DOT Compliance Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $42K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $58K. DOT Compliance Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $65K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $64K on average.

DOT Compliance Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

DOT Compliance Manager in Cincinnati:
"Ever-changing regulations, trucking, insurance, compliance,"
Constant changes in the transportation industry requires constant education and learning. You must understand the business, transportation, environmental, health, insurance, operations, drivers, owner/operators, equipment, maintenance, training techniques, good communication, office management, software, regulations, claims, negotiation skills, mentoring, and many more skills.

What is it like working as a DOT Compliance Manager?

DOT Compliance Manager in Newark:
"DOT regulations and how to organize a trucking company."
Pros: Is a high responsibility job, you need to know regulations and how to apply them. Interact to many people, teaching them about regulations, how to improve safety on highways and prevent accidents. Nice to work at office, planning the management, reviews and evaluation by hiring process. Is a kind of job that I can manage the stress, I like to move fast and work under pressure leading a team.
Cons: Is hard to lead drivers sometimes and how to company owners understand how to compliance DOT regulations without spend money.

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Experience Affects DOT Compliance Manager Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$54,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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