Traffic Manager (Logistics) Salary
Job Description for Traffic Manager (Logistics)
Traffic managers of logistics have a variety of responsibilities, including: developing and maintaining fair corporate-wide pricing models to be followed by all subsidiaries; monitoring pricing and how it affects profits; adjusting pricing strategies; staying up-to-date with performance indicators; working closely with the sales and marketing departments of their company; reviewing customer profitability profiles; creating and maintaining new policies and procedures; and ensuring that current pricing reflects current unit costs across the field.Read More...
Those in this position generally work traditional weekly business hours, but hours and shifts may vary depending on the employer. Some travel may be required to meet with potential and future customers.
Requirements for the position also vary by employer. Candidates should be team-oriented and have a strong work ethic, positive attitude, good written and verbal communication skills, and the abilities to work well under pressure and adapt quickly depending on the work provided; experience with Microsoft Office products is also important. A bachelor's or master's degree and three to five years of relevant experience are generally required for this position.
Traffic Manager (Logistics) Tasks
- Arrange for delivery of materials and transport of products, respecting safety factors, costs, and schedule.
- Monitor and forecast outbound and inbound transport, allocating resources to meet demand.
- Lead communication with vendors, suppliers, and internal departments like dispatch and sales.
- Handle claims for lost-in-transit or damaged goods, obtaining replacements.
- Calculate and evaluate diverse factors to choose delivery and transport mechanisms.
Common Career Paths for Traffic Manager (Logistics)
For Logistics Traffic Managers, advancing into a Logistics Manager role, for which the median salary is $61K, is not common but it does happen. More often than not, a Traffic Manager role is the next step for Logistics Traffic Managers moving up in the field. Pay for Traffic Managers is usually $46K. Many Logistics Traffic Managers choose to take on a Transportation Manager role instead, where salaries are typically $60K.
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Pay by Experience Level for Traffic Manager (Logistics)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Logistics Traffic Managers. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $44K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $55K. Logistics Traffic Managers bring in $60K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $90K.
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