Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just under three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $31K to $84K per year, median earnings come to $62K per year. With some bonuses approaching $9K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $7K, overall incomes of Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers spread between $31K and $84K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers (85 percent) who took the survey are men. Work is enjoyable for Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,462 - $84,873
$39K
$62K
$85K
MEDIAN: $62,032
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$10.30 - $26.77
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$18
$27
MEDIAN: $17.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,462 - $84,873  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,287  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,450  
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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$31,426 - $83,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 157
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $26.77  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $51.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,287  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,450  
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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$31,426 - $83,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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Job Description for Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation

The trucking and transportation fleet manager is usually hired by freight transportation companies and occasionally by larger companies with a freight department. The ideal applicant should have a high school diploma or GED, although some companies may be looking for applicants with an associate's degree. Most companies do not require any experience in the field. The trucking and transportation fleet manager should have a good understanding of how to make spreadsheets and documents using Microsoft Office. Depending on the company, this manager may also need to understand some other software programs such as Navision. The fleet manager will usually be working in an office setting, and travel is not usually expected.

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Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Tasks

  • Coordinate inspection, maintenance, and repair of fleet vehicles.
  • Develop and implement service issue prevention plans.
  • Manage and troubleshoot all service issues.

Common Career Paths for Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation


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As Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Logistics Manager position pays around the same amount as the Fleet Manager of Trucking & Transportation job on average. More often than not, a Fleet Manager role is the next step for Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers moving up in the field. Pay for Fleet Managers is usually $54K. Many Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers choose to take on an Operations Manager role instead, where salaries are typically $59K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation

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


Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $46K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $61K. Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers bring in $62K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $65K.

Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation?

Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation in Atlanta:
"A lot of work with pride."
Over seeing a multi state transportation operation is not easy. The amount of regulation and the demand of moving the freight. Watching over all the drivers, equipment and laws. It is nerve racking. But it is fulfilling and you can be proud of the work. To inform driver of information they can use, may safe a life.

Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation in Sparks:
"How long it would take for everyone to accept your position."
Patience, it takes time for your employees and others to accept you. It cannot be forced, it will come and in time you will be able to make the changes you want. But it will not happen fast. You must first gain there trust and then you can move. To much change too fast, you will only get push back.

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Key Stats for Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
029
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Salaries

National Average
$58,000


Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 10%

People Management
up arrow 12%

Logistics
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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