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Transportation Coordinator Salary

On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (approximately one in three) of final income for Transportation Coordinators. That final number averages out to $38K across the industry. In the world of Transportation Coordinators, total cash compensation can vary between $27K and $55K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $4K and $7K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Transportation Coordinators. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. Women Transportation Coordinators who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$29,932 - $59,086
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$59K
MEDIAN: $41,547
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$11.56 - $20.29
(Median)
$12
$16
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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
$29,932 - $59,086  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,600  
Profit Sharing
$85.42 - $6,795  
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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$27,454 - $54,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 306
National Hourly Rate 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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.56 - $20.29  
   
Overtime
$14.73 - $31.02  
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 - $3,600  
   
Profit Sharing
$85.42 - $6,795  
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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$27,454 - $54,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 226

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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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It's not very common for Transportation Coordinators to move on to become Transportation Managers. Average pay for a Transportation Manager is $59K annually.

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Popular Skills for Transportation Coordinator


Survey results show that Transportation Coordinators use a fair number of 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service and Scheduling. It is often found that people who know Logistics are also skilled in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Transportation Coordinator

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


Transportation Coordinators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $35K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $40K. On average, Transportation Coordinators make $41K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Transportation Coordinator generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $46K.

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 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 18%
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