Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Salary

With a little more than half of Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers is $54K per year and can range from $35K on the lower end to $84K per year near the higher end. In the world of Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $35K and $84K. Career duration 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 (85 percent) who took the survey. Most Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,278 - $80,668

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$11.07 - $25.46

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,278 - $80,668  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,203  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $5,383  
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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$34,830 - $84,229  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 342
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $25.46  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $36.48  
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 - $10,203  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $5,383  
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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$34,830 - $84,229  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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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As Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers make advancements in their career path to positions such as Logistics Manager, their salaries may climb. Logistics Managers make $61K annually on average. A Fleet Manager or an Operations Manager is a typical transition from a Fleet Manager of Trucking & Transportation role.

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Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Operations Management and People Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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.


For Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $45K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $50K. On average, Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers make $60K following one to two decades on the job. 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 23%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$53,000

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


National Average
$53,000

People Management
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 15%
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