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Transportation Coordinator Salary

The median total income of Transportation Coordinators is around $38K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (roughly a third, in fact) comes from commissions. In the world of Transportation Coordinators, overall income ranges from $27K near the bottom to $54K at the top; this can include more than $3K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Women Transportation Coordinators who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$29,571 - $58,395
(Median)
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41K
48K
58K
MEDIAN: $41,052
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$11.70 - $20.25
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,571 - $58,395  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,255  
Profit Sharing
$83.38 - $6,955  
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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$27,256 - $54,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 262
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.70 - $20.25  
   
Overtime
$14.88 - $31.26  
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 - $3,255  
   
Profit Sharing
$83.38 - $6,955  
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).
)
$27,256 - $54,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 194
United States (change)

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 usually experience a big boost in pay as they move up the career ladder to upper-level roles like Transportation Manager. The average pay for a Transportation Manager is $59K annually.

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Popular Skills for Transportation Coordinator


Transportation Coordinators seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Oral / Verbal Communication, Logistics, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service and Scheduling. Most people familiar with Logistics also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Transportation Coordinator

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $35K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $40K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. Transportation Coordinators who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $45K.

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
$38,000


Skills That Affect Transportation Coordinator Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 14%


National Average
$38,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 17%