Transportation Coordinator Salary

Transportation Coordinators in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $42K annually. Cash earnings for Transportation Coordinators — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing — stretch from around $28K to approximately $56K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Work is enjoyable for Transportation Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Women make up a slight majority of Transportation Coordinators (55 percent) survey respondents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,926 - $59,561
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$60K
MEDIAN: $41,770
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$11.81 - $20.48
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,926 - $59,561  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,865  
Profit Sharing
$86.58 - $6,705  
Commission
$8,000  
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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$27,557 - $55,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 367
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.81 - $20.48  
   
Overtime
$14.33 - $30.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,865  
   
Commission
$8,000  
Profit Sharing
$86.58 - $6,705  
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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$27,557 - $55,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 273
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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 often transition into Transportation Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Transportation Managers 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, Logistics, SAP Transportation Management, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service. 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $36K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $40K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Transportation Coordinators bring in $42K after working for 10 to 20 years. As Transportation Coordinators reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $46K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,543

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

For Transportation Coordinators, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Transportation Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+17 percent) and Atlanta (+4 percent). Columbus is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average.

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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
$39,000


Skills That Affect Transportation Coordinator Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 13%

Logistics
up arrow 4%

SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM )
up arrow 3%

National Average
$39,000

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Transport
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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