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

Pay for Transportation Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $50K per year. For the most part, Transportation Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 80 percent of Transportation Managers are male. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,688 - $74,708
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,866
10%
50%
90%

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$11.10 - $27.12
(Median)
$11
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,688 - $74,708  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
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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$34,320 - $74,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$11.10 - $27.12  
   
Overtime
$0.14 - $56.22  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
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).
)
$34,320 - $74,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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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

  • 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.
  • Negotiate with vendors and contractors.
  • Select, train, hire and evaluate staff for the transportation department.
  • Maintain, purchase and upgrade transportation equipment, including reports of damage or obsolescence.

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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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $48K on average. It is reported that median compensation in the five-to-10 year group declines to approximately $44K. On average, Transportation Managers make $48K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $55K.

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Experience Affects First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%