Logistics Traffic Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up approximately half of Logistics Traffic Managers. Pay fluctuates from $35K to $92K per year, but expected earnings average $57K annually. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Logistics Traffic Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$42,225 - $89,800
(Median)
$42K
$57K
$90K
MEDIAN: $56,745
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$10.07 - $23.84
(Median)
$10
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$42,225 - $89,800  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $13,155  
Profit Sharing
$1,800  
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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$35,060 - $92,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $23.84  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $13,155  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,800  
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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$35,060 - $92,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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.

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Traffic Manager (Logistics) Tasks

  • Handle claims for lost-in-transit or damaged goods, obtaining replacements.
  • Calculate and evaluate diverse factors to choose delivery and transport mechanisms.
  • Lead communication with vendors, suppliers, and internal departments like dispatch and sales.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Traffic Manager (Logistics)


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It doesn't happen often, but some Logistics Traffic Managers do move on to become Logistics Managers. The average pay for that role is slightly higher at $61K per year. The most common career progression for Logistics Traffic Managers leads to becoming a Traffic Manager, where pay is typically $46K. However, many Logistics Traffic Managers also opt to become Transportation Managers, a position that pays $60K on average.

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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.


Logistics Traffic Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $44K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $54K. For Logistics Traffic Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $56K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $75K.

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Experience Affects Traffic Manager (Logistics) Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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