Director of Transportation Salary

Directors of Transportation in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just under two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $79K annually, but may range from $37K to $134K per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. There are more male Directors of Transportation than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 67 percent. For the most part, Directors of Transportation enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority.

$40,266 - $127,795
$40K
$79K
$130K
MEDIAN: $79,315
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$11.10 - $39.45
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$39
MEDIAN: $15.37
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$0$133K
Salary $40,266 - $127,795
Bonus $500 - $27,500
Profit Sharing $12,500
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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$37,227 - $133,840
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 249
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $11.10 - $39.45
Overtime $25.63
Annual Data $0$133K
Bonus $500 - $27,500
Profit Sharing $12,500
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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$37,227 - $133,840
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21

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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


Directors of Transportation report a narrow range of specific skills. 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. For most people, competency in Operations Management indicates knowledge of 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: $80,130

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

Home to some of the best pay for Directors of Transportation, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 63 percent above the national average. Directors of Transportation can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+52 percent), New York (+43 percent), Boston (+43 percent), and Phoenix (+29 percent).

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Key Stats for Director of Transportation

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
33%
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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 50 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 10%
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