Director of Transportation Salary

Slightly less than two-thirds 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 $137K per year, and the average comes out to $80K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Directors of Transportation like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,614 - $128,845
$41K
$80K
$130K
MEDIAN: $80,332
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50%
90%

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$9.02 - $39.15
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$15
$39
MEDIAN: $15.42
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,614 - $128,845  
   
Bonus
$15.21 - $29,502  
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
Total Pay (?
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$38,883 - $136,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 272
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.02 - $39.15  
   
Overtime
$19.26 - $45.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$15.21 - $29,502  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
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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$38,883 - $136,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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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

  • 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.
  • Analyze data, create reports and present on findings.
  • Set transportation goals and budget, specifying material and equipment needs.

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Popular Skills for Director of Transportation


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Fortunate workers who know Logistics can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 40 percent above average. Those listing Scheduling as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people who know 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.


Directors of Transportation who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $53K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $71K. Directors of Transportation who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $90K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $100K.

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Key Stats for Director of Transportation

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
33%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Director of Transportation Salaries

▲24%

▲12%

National Average
$80,000

▼12%

▼35%

Skills That Affect Director of Transportation Salaries

Logistics
▲40%



People Management
▼0%

National Average
$80,000

Scheduling
▼41%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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