Transportation Coordinator Salary

Transportation Coordinators in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $42K annually on average. Total cash compensation for Transportation Coordinators runs from $27K to $56K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $6K and profit sharing that can reach almost $4K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Work is enjoyable for Transportation Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$31,077 - $59,961
$31K
$42K
$60K
MEDIAN: $42,463
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$11.88 - $20.92
$12
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$21
MEDIAN: $15.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,077 - $59,961  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,575  
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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$27,333 - $55,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 250
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $20.92  
   
Overtime
$15.30 - $31.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,575  
   
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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$27,333 - $55,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 240

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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 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 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service and Transport. Most people experienced in Logistics also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Transportation Coordinator

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $37K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $39K. On average, Transportation Coordinators make $43K following one to two decades on the job. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $42K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,702

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

Surpassing the national average by 42 percent, Transportation Coordinators in Phoenix receive some of the highest pay in the country. Transportation Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Reading (+29 percent), Harrisburg (+25 percent), Chicago (+21 percent), and Charlotte (+21 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Columbus, 16 percent below the national average. Workers in Buffalo and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (15 percent less and 9 percent less, 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
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Transportation Coordinator Salaries

▲10%

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$39,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Transportation Coordinator Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲30%

Data Analysis
▲24%

▲4%

SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM )
▲3%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$39,000

▼1%


Transport
▼3%

Customer Relations
▼3%

Customer Service
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
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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