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Transportation Coordinator Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for Transportation Coordinators — close to one-third, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $38K. Total incomes of Transportation Coordinators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $4K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $27K and $55K. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Transportation Coordinators (58 percent) survey respondents. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$29,807 - $58,908
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$59K
MEDIAN: $41,492
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50%
90%

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$11.55 - $20.34
(Median)
$12
$16
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary 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$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,807 - $58,908  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,300  
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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$27,443 - $54,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 305
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.55 - $20.34  
   
Overtime
$14.56 - $31.18  
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 - $4,300  
   
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).
)
$27,443 - $54,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 218

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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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Though it's uncommon, some Transportation Coordinators move into roles as Transportation Managers, where pay is an average $59K per year.

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Popular Skills for Transportation Coordinator


Survey results suggest that Transportation Coordinators put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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 3 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service. Those proficient in Logistics are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Excel and 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 make $36K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $40K. For Transportation Coordinators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $40K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $46K on average.

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 3%

National Average
$38,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 19%