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Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Salary

Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — around half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $35K to $85K per year, median earnings come to $53K per year. Total cash compensation to Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers ranges from $35K on the lower end to $85K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $11K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 84 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$36,332 - $81,049
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$81K
MEDIAN: $53,388
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$12.20 - $25.00
(Median)
$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,332 - $81,049  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,000  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $10,700  
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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$35,206 - $85,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 373
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.20 - $25.00  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $36.41  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $10,700  
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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$35,206 - $85,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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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.

Common Career Paths for Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation


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Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers may enjoy a small increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like Logistics Manager, which pays $61K on average annually. Becoming a Fleet Manager or a Trucking & Transportation Fleet Supervisor is often the next step for a Fleet Manager of Trucking & Transportation.

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Typical Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers report a focused set of job skills. Operations Management and People Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $45K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $50K. Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers see a median salary of $60K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $67K.

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Experience Affects Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

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


National Average
$53,000

People Management
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 16%