Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Salary

Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — slightly more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $35K to $84K per year, median earnings come to $54K per year. 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. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. The majority of Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (84 percent) of Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$36,045 - $80,273
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$80K
MEDIAN: $54,054
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$10.93 - $25.17
(Median)
$11
$17
$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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,045 - $80,273  
   
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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$34,729 - $83,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 349
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
$10.93 - $25.17  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $36.55  
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 - $10,203  
   
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).
)
$34,729 - $83,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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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For Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers who go on to become Logistics Managers, career progression may result in slightly increased compensation. On average, a Logistics Manager earns $61K annually. It is not uncommon for a Fleet Manager of Trucking & Transportation to continue on to become a Fleet Manager or a Trucking & Transportation Fleet Supervisor.

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Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers note just a narrow range 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $45K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $51K on average. Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers see a median salary of $59K after reaching 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 11%

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
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 15%
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