Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Salary

A little more than half 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 $35K to $84K per year, and the average comes out to $54K annually. Total incomes of Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $35K and $84K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 84 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,082 - $80,205
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$80K
MEDIAN: $53,806
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$11.00 - $25.14
(Median)
$11
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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
$36,082 - $80,205  
   
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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$34,749 - $83,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 352
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
$11.00 - $25.14  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $36.48  
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).
)
$34,749 - $83,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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. A Fleet Manager of Trucking & Transportation may also move into a role as a Fleet Manager or a Trucking & Transportation Fleet Supervisor.

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Survey takers who work as Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Operations Management and People Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $45K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $50K. Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers see a median salary of $59K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $66K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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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 80 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: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 16%
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