Transportation Coordinator Salary

The average Transportation Coordinator in the United States earns approximately $15.60 per hour. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Transportation Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women Transportation Coordinators who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,734 - $58,040
$31K
$42K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,936
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$11.93 - $20.59
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MEDIAN: $15.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,734 - $58,040  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,978  
Profit Sharing
$725  
Commission
$9,000  
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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$26,953 - $54,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 241
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.93 - $20.59  
   
Overtime
$15.50 - $31.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,978  
   
Commission
$9,000  
Profit Sharing
$725  
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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$26,953 - $54,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 254

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Job Description for Transportation Coordinator

The transportation coordinator works to optimize the transportation and suppliers network for their organization. Their main objective is to ensure that all incoming and outgoing deliveries are made on time. Transportation coordinators must be careful to comply with all government rules and regulations regarding the transportation of goods and materials. They maintain delivery schedules and tracking deliveries, as well as provide tracking information to customers and internal departments as needed. Transportation coordinators also report on any issues or delays in product shipment. Additionally, these coordinators may also research and negotiate delivery costs to develop more cost-effective shipping methods. They also handles customer complaints regarding late or damaged shipments.

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Transportation Coordinator Tasks

  • Schedule inbound and outbound delivery, working with carriers and using routing software.
  • Ensure delivery to customers on time and intact by working with vendors, suppliers, and carriers.
  • Collect logistics data to analyze, correlate, index, and forecast logistics needs in formal reports.

Common Career Paths for Transportation Coordinator


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Many Transportation Coordinators move into a Transportation Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $60K per year. The most common next step for a Transportation Coordinator is to become a Logistics Coordinator or a Transportation Supervisor. The former position pays an additional $1K per year on average, and the latter position pays $10K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Transportation Coordinator


Transportation Coordinators report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Oral / Verbal Communication, Data Analysis, and Logistics are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 26 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service. Most people familiar with Logistics also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Transportation Coordinator

Pay by Experience for a Transportation Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Transportation Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 250 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Transportation Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 131 salaries. An experienced Transportation Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 120 salaries. A Transportation Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 44 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,299

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Transportation Coordinators that is 44 percent greater than the national average, Phoenix offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Transportation Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Reading (+31 percent), Atlanta (+26 percent), Harrisburg (+26 percent), and Charlotte (+22 percent). The lowest-paying market is Columbus, which sits 15 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Buffalo and Dallas (14 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Transportation Coordinator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Transportation Coordinator?

Transportation Coordinator in Louisville:
"Great Entry Level Job For People Entering Logistics."
Pros: I enjoy working with customers to solve problems. I like finding solutions for my customers and helping them meet their goals.
Cons: I do not enjoy data management and I do not enjoy doing basically the same thing every day. There is no flexibility in work hours and the corporate culture is not conducive to my personality.

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Key Stats for Transportation Coordinator

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Transportation Coordinator Salaries

▲10%

▲8%

▲1%

National Average
$38,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Transportation Coordinator Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲32%

Data Analysis
▲26%

▲4%

SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM )
▲4%


▼0%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

National Average
$38,000

Transport
▼2%

Customer Relations
▼2%

Customer Service
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 20%
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