Transportation Coordinator Salary

Those pursuing careers as Transportation Coordinators in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $41K per year. Total cash compensation to Transportation Coordinators approaches anywhere from $27K on the lower end to $54K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $3K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Work is enjoyable for Transportation Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,815 - $58,902
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$59K
MEDIAN: $41,130
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$11.62 - $20.44
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,815 - $58,902  
   
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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$27,426 - $54,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 322
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.62 - $20.44  
   
Overtime
$14.47 - $30.56  
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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$27,426 - $54,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 236
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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.

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Though not the most common occurrence, Transportation Coordinators sometimes become Transportation Managers, where the average income is $59K per year.

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Popular Skills for Transportation Coordinator


Transportation Coordinators report using a wide range of professional skills. 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 pay less than market rate include Customer Service. The majority of those 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.


Transportation Coordinators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $35K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $40K. Transportation Coordinators see a median salary of $41K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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: 19%
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