Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Salary

The majority of Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers in the United States — just below three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $34K to $86K per year, and the median is $59K per year. Total incomes of Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $34K and $86K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The vast majority (88 percent) of Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,682 - $83,327
(Median)
$37K
$59K
$83K
MEDIAN: $58,954
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50%
90%

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$12.67 - $24.52
(Median)
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,682 - $83,327  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,860  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,333  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$34,350 - $86,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 306
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.67 - $24.52  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $37.24  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,860  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,333  
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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$34,350 - $86,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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

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

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Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Logistics Manager. On average, Logistics Managers get paid about the same as Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers do. A Fleet Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers. Paychecks for that role are $54K on average. The Operations Manager position is another common transition for Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers; in this role, salaries are typically at the $59K mark.

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Professional skills reported by Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers are few in number. Those who have experience with Operations Management, Equipment Maintenance, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management and Equipment Maintenance.

Pay by Experience Level for Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation

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


For Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $45K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $53K on average. For Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $63K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $66K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$56,000

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 8%

People Management
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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