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Transportation Manager Salary

With approximately three in five of Transportation Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Transportation Managers is $60K annually and can range from $39K on the lower end to $92K per year near the higher end. Total incomes of Transportation Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $8K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $39K and $92K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The vast majority (80 percent) of Transportation Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. For the most part, Transportation Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,808 - $86,574
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$87K
MEDIAN: $60,461
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$11.74 - $23.97
(Median)
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$16
$24
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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,808 - $86,574  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,880  
Profit Sharing
$0.24 - $8,026  
Commission
$3,663 - $11,792  
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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$38,736 - $92,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,129
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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $23.97  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.19  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,880  
   
Commission
$3,663 - $11,792  
Profit Sharing
$0.24 - $8,026  
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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$38,736 - $92,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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Job Description for Transportation Manager

Transportation managers oversee all transportation issues for their company from shipping and receiving supplies to transporting employees to meetings to calculating per mile travel costs. Companies rely on transportation managers to keep costs low and efficiently manage transportation-related issues. Aside from managing the logistical aspects of transportation, the transportation manager typically also manage other transportation employees. They perform a range of managerial tasks such as providing guidance to employees, overseeing their work, and handling disciplinary issues as needed. Transportation managers generally work full time in an office setting, although overtime may be required depending on the needs of their employer.

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Transportation Manager Tasks

  • Establish company shipping and safety policies and enforce compliance with DOT regulations.
  • Work within budget constraints and seek to minimize transportation costs.
  • Determine shipping logistics, deciding routes, schedules, vehicles, and personnel.
  • Analyze shipping data to identify strategies for making routes more efficient.

Common Career Paths for Transportation Manager


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Though it's uncommon, some Transportation Managers move into roles as Logistics Directors, where pay is an average $104K per year. However, Transportation Managers typically graduate to Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers or Logistics Managers.

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Popular Skills for Transportation Manager


Transportation Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Project Management, Budget Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 15 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Most people familiar with Logistics also know Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Transportation Manager

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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $51K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $60K. Transportation Managers bring in $65K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $69K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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What is it like working as a Transportation Manager?

Transportation Manager in Fort Worth:
Pros: I like the way that my boss works with my schedule and will allow me to work from home.
Cons: I do not like the lack of benefits for employees.

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Experience Affects Transportation Manager Salaries



National Average
$61,000



Skills That Affect Transportation Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 24%


People Management
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Safety Compliance
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National Average
$61,000

Regulatory Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 235 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 16%
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