Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Salary

Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — slightly less than three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $32K to $85K per year, median earnings come to $62K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $7K, overall incomes of Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers spread between $32K and $85K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the vast majority of Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers (87 percent) who took the survey. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one-fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,319 - $87,312
$41K
$62K
$87K
MEDIAN: $61,666
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$11.63 - $24.83
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$0$87K
Salary $41,319 - $87,312
Bonus $0.00 - $9,500
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,340
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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$31,720 - $84,897
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 149
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $11.63 - $24.83
Overtime $-0.50 - $51.65
Annual Data $0$84K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,500
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,340
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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$31,720 - $84,897
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36

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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 transition into upper-level roles like Logistics Managers, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Logistics Managers earn the same amount as Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers on average. Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers most often move into positions as Fleet Managers or Trucking & Transportation Fleet Supervisors. Fleet Managers actually earn $3K less on average, however, and Trucking & Transportation Fleet Supervisors earn $7K less per year than Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers do.

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Pay by Experience Level for Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation

Pay by Experience for a Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation has a positive trend. An entry-level Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 65 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 74 salaries. A Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 53 salaries.

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.

Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation in Louisville:
"Can be very stressful at times."
Pros: Freedom to use shop for personal use.
Cons: Long hours.

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Key Stats for Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
▼21%

Skills That Affect Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Salaries

National Average
$57,000


Equipment Maintenance
▼10%

People Management
▼12%

Logistics
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 21%
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