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Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Salary

With over one-half 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 $35K to $84K per year and averages out to $53K per year. Total cash earnings of Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers range from $35K on the low end to $84K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $5K, respectively. Male Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. For the most part, Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$36,089 - $80,176
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$80K
MEDIAN: $53,119
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90%

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$12.24 - $25.32
(Median)
$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,089 - $80,176  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,251  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $5,425  
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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$34,897 - $83,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 363
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.24 - $25.32  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $37.16  
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,251  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $5,425  
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).
)
$34,897 - $83,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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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 who transition into new roles such as Logistics Manager may see a slight upturn in salary. The average Logistics Manager earns $61K per year. Becoming a Fleet Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $54K. Another frequent advance is for Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers to assume a Trucking & Transportation Fleet Supervisor role; in this role, workers often earn $49K.

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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 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 many Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average inexperienced worker earns $44K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers make a median salary of $59K. Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $66K.

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Experience Affects Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

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 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 16%
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