Transportation Coordinators in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $42K annually. Total incomes of Transportation Coordinators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $4K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $27K and $55K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Women Transportation Coordinators who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,011 - $59,384
(Median)
$31K
$42K
$59K
MEDIAN: $42,399
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$11.72 - $20.85
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,011 - $59,384  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,667  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $3,945  
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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$27,424 - $55,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 261
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.72 - $20.85  
   
Overtime
$15.41 - $30.59  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,667  
   
Commission
$9,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $3,945  
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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$27,424 - $55,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

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

Common Career Paths for Transportation Coordinator


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Transportation Coordinators might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Transportation Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $60K per year. A Logistics Coordinator or a Transportation Supervisor is a typical transition from a Transportation Coordinator role.

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Popular Skills for Transportation Coordinator


Transportation Coordinators report using a diverse set of skills 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 30 percent, 24 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service, Transport, and Customer Relations. It is often found that people who know Logistics are also skilled in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Transportation Coordinator

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $37K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $40K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $43K. Transportation Coordinators who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $42K.

Transportation Coordinator Reviews

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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Experience Affects Transportation Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Transportation Coordinator Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 30%

Data Analysis
up arrow 24%

Logistics
up arrow 3%

SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM )
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$39,000

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Customer Relations
up arrow 3%

Transport
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 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
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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