Transportation Coordinator Salary

Earnings for Transportation Coordinators in the United States come in at around $15.63 per hour on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. For the most part, Transportation Coordinators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Transportation Coordinators (55 percent) survey respondents. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,899 - $59,365
$31K
$42K
$59K
MEDIAN: $41,966
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$11.86 - $20.88
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MEDIAN: $15.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,899 - $59,365  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,913  
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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$27,097 - $55,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 232
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $20.88  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $31.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,913  
   
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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$27,097 - $55,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 234

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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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Transportation Coordinators often transition into Transportation Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Transportation Managers earn $60K per year. Career advancement for the typical Transportation Coordinator often leads to becoming a Logistics Coordinator or a Transportation Supervisor; median salaries in these positions are $1K higher and $10K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Transportation Coordinator


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Oral / Verbal Communication, Data Analysis, and Logistics are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 25 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service. Most people skilled in Logistics are similarly competent in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Transportation Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $37K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $39K on average. On average, Transportation Coordinators make $42K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $41K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,439

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

For Transportation Coordinators, busy Phoenix offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 43 percent above the national average. Transportation Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Reading (+30 percent), Atlanta (+26 percent), Harrisburg (+26 percent), and Charlotte (+22 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Columbus is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Buffalo (15 percent lower) and Dallas (9 percent lower).

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
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Transportation Coordinator Salaries

▲10%

▲7%

▲1%

National Average
$38,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Transportation Coordinator Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲31%

Data Analysis
▲25%

▲4%

SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM )
▲3%


Microsoft Office
▼0%

National Average
$38,000

▼1%

Customer Relations
▼2%

Transport
▼3%

Customer Service
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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