Director of Transportation Salary

With just under two-thirds of Directors of Transportation in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $38K to $136K per year and averages out to $80K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance.

$40,506 - $127,994
$41K
$80K
$130K
MEDIAN: $79,905
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$9.07 - $38.78
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MEDIAN: $15.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,506 - $127,994  
   
Bonus
$243.61 - $29,675  
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
Total Pay (?
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$38,478 - $135,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 253
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.07 - $38.78  
   
Overtime
$19.26 - $45.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$243.61 - $29,675  
   
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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$38,478 - $135,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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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


Survey results imply that Directors of Transportation put a diverse skill set to use. Fortunate workers who know Logistics command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 40 percent above average. Scheduling, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. The majority of those who know Operations Management also know Budget Management and Logistics.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Transportation

Pay by Experience for a Director of Transportation has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Transportation with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 71 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Transportation with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Director of Transportation which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 121 salaries. A Director of Transportation with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 86 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,229

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 63 percent, Directors of Transportation in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Directors of Transportation will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+51 percent), New York (+43 percent), Boston (+43 percent), and Phoenix (+28 percent).

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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 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
31%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Director of Transportation Salaries

▲21%

▲12%

National Average
$80,000

▼10%

▼38%

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 43 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
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 12%
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