Slightly less than three-fifths of Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $32K to $83K per year, and the average comes out to $61K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 87 percent of Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers are male. Work is enjoyable for Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,062 - $83,846
(Median)
$39K
$61K
$84K
MEDIAN: $61,010
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90%

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$10.23 - $26.96
(Median)
$10
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary 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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,062 - $83,846  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,333  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$32,131 - $83,362  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $26.96  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.00  
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 - $9,333  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$32,131 - $83,362  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Logistics Manager. On average, Logistics Managers get paid about the same as Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers do. Going from Fleet Manager of Trucking & Transportation to Fleet Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Fleet Managers is $54K. Many others choose to work as Operations Managers, where pay is typically $59K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $48K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $61K. Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $60K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $65K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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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Experience Affects Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
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National Average
$57,000

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

National Average
$57,000

Operations Management
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Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 9%

People Management
up arrow 11%

Logistics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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