Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Salary

With just below three-fifths of Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $31K to $84K per year and averages out to $61K annually. In the world of Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $31K and $84K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $9K and $7K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. Men make up the vast majority of Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers (85 percent) who took the survey. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,516 - $86,136
$41K
$61K
$86K
MEDIAN: $61,248
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50%
90%

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$10.26 - $25.49
$10
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,516 - $86,136  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,287  
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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$31,335 - $84,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 153
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.26 - $25.49  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $51.65  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,287  
   
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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$31,335 - $84,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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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Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers sometimes move into a Logistics Manager role, where the salary is similar. 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.

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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 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲8%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
▼20%

Skills That Affect Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Salaries

National Average
$57,000


Equipment Maintenance
▼9%

People Management
▼11%

Logistics
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 21%
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