First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators Salary

Transportation Managers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $42K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Transportation Managers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. Most Transportation Managers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$23,489 - $62,013
$23K
$42K
$62K
MEDIAN: $42,000
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50%
90%

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$10.89 - $34.00
$11
$17
$34
MEDIAN: $17.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$23,489 - $62,013  
   
Bonus
$509  
Profit Sharing
$12,000  
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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$24,191 - $63,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.89 - $34.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.68  
Overtime
$31.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$509  
   
Profit Sharing
$12,000  
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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$24,191 - $63,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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Job Description for First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators

Large vehicles and machinery can take on almost as many forms as can be imagined for useful work. While their forms and functions may seem entirely different from one example to another, even within specific fields, they also share important characteristics: they can potentially be dangerous, and require skilled operators. The responsibility of ensuring the safest and most efficient use of such equipment goes to the "first-line supervisor of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators."

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First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators Tasks

  • Select, train, hire and evaluate staff for the transportation department.
  • Maintain, purchase and upgrade transportation equipment, including reports of damage or obsolescence.
  • Negotiate with vendors and contractors.
  • Establish and maintain best practices and network for distribution and tracking of items.
  • Write and evaluate reports, schedules and goals for transportation and related maintenance.

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Pay by Experience Level for First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators

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


For Transportation Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $36K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $37K. Transportation Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $41K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Transportation Manager generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $47K.

Key Stats for First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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