Between two-thirds and three-fourths of Directors of Transportation in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $39K to $140K per year, and the average comes out to $81K per year. Total cash compensation to Directors of Transportation ranges from $39K on the lower end to $140K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $30K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most Directors of Transportation survey respondents are men (70 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,543 - $128,209
(Median)
$41K
$81K
$130K
MEDIAN: $80,940
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$8.81 - $22.37
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$8
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,543 - $128,209  
   
Bonus
$243.61 - $29,770  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $29,799  
Total Pay (?
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$39,060 - $139,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 285
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.81 - $22.37  
   
Overtime
$29.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$243.61 - $29,770  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $29,799  
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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$39,060 - $139,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Job Description for Director of Transportation

Directors of transportation generally work in the logistics and transportation field and are in charge of managing a fleet of semi trucks or a supply chain for certain products. They may be in charge of local deliveries, long-distance shipments, or both. The director of transportation is expected to plan scheduling and make sure that shipments are on track, and they are often in charge of shipments to customers and shipments among their company's locations.

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Director of Transportation Tasks

  • Analyze data, create reports and present on findings.
  • Set transportation goals and budget, specifying material and equipment needs.
  • Supervise transportation staff, contractors and vendors in day to day and strategic operations.
  • Act as point of contact for safety and regulations questions and needs.

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Popular Skills for Director of Transportation


Directors of Transportation report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Logistics and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 38 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Scheduling, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Most people familiar with Operations Management also know Budget Management and Logistics.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Transportation

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


For many Directors of Transportation, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $54K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $73K. Directors of Transportation see a median salary of $90K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Directors of Transportation who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $99K on average.

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Experience Affects Director of Transportation Salaries



National Average
$81,000



Skills That Affect Director of Transportation Salaries

Logistics
up arrow 38%

Budget Management
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
0%

National Average
$81,000

People Management
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
up arrow 50%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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