Transportation Coordinator Salary

Transportation Coordinators in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $41K per year. Cash earnings for Transportation Coordinators — which occasionally include more than $3K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing — stretch from around $27K to approximately $54K. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Transportation Coordinators who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,823 - $58,928

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$11.64 - $20.33

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,823 - $58,928  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,300  
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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$27,338 - $53,535  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 321
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.64 - $20.33  
   
Overtime
$14.47 - $30.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,300  
   
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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$27,338 - $53,535  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 241
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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 who advance into the role of a Transportation Manager are fairly uncommon. Transportation Managers on average earn $59K per year.

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Popular Skills for Transportation Coordinator


Transportation Coordinators report using a pretty varied skill set 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, with boosts between 4 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service. Most people who know 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.


For many Transportation Coordinators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $35K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $40K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Transportation Coordinators see a median salary of $41K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $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 13%

SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM )
up arrow 5%

Logistics
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$38,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 19%
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