Transportation Coordinator Salary

Commissions constitute a big slice (about one in three on average) of overall compensation for Transportation Coordinators, and the median take-home for this group lies near $38K. In the world of Transportation Coordinators, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $3K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $27K and $54K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Women make up a slight majority of Transportation Coordinators (57 percent) survey respondents. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,840 - $59,079
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$59K
MEDIAN: $41,247
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$11.59 - $20.33
(Median)
$12
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,840 - $59,079  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,322  
Profit Sharing
$86.00 - $6,750  
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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$27,450 - $54,396  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 315
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.59 - $20.33  
   
Overtime
$14.24 - $30.40  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,322  
   
Profit Sharing
$86.00 - $6,750  
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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$27,450 - $54,396  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 232
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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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It's not very common for Transportation Coordinators to move on to become Transportation Managers. Average pay for a Transportation Manager is $59K annually.

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Popular Skills for Transportation Coordinator


Transportation Coordinators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Oral / Verbal Communication, SAP Transportation Management, Logistics, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service and Scheduling. 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.


Transportation Coordinators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $35K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $40K. Transportation Coordinators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $41K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $46K.

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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
$38,000


Skills That Affect Transportation Coordinator Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 13%

SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM )
up arrow 5%

Logistics
up arrow 3%

National Average
$38,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 18%
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