Transportation Manager Salary

The average salary for a Transportation Manager is $63,218 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Strategic Planning, Contract Negotiation, Project Management, Data Analysis, and Hiring.
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$42,598 - $91,799
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$64K
$92K
MEDIAN: $63,530
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$13.60 - $32.19
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$0$96K
Salary $42,598 - $91,799
Bonus $99.33 - $12,294
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,045
Commission $11,500
Total Pay (?
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$40,093 - $96,153
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 905
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $13.60 - $32.19
Overtime $15.89 - $38.63
Annual Data $0$96K
Bonus $99.33 - $12,294
Commission $11,500
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,045
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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$40,093 - $96,153
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 85

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Transportation Manager

Pay by Experience for a Transportation Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Transportation Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 250 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Transportation Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 317 salaries. An experienced Transportation Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 396 salaries. A Transportation Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 241 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,702

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

Transportation Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Transportation Manager?

Transportation Manager in San Antonio:
"Challenging."
Pros: I enjoy the responsibility and that it is task oriented.
Cons: Lack of assistance from other departments.

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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Key Stats for Transportation Manager

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 182 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Transportation Manager Salaries

▲14%

▲5%

National Average
$64,000

▼4%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Transportation Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲72%

Contract Negotiation
▲26%

Project Management
▲20%

Data Analysis
▲14%

Hiring
▲13%


Safety Compliance
▲4%


▲1%


National Average
$64,000

Scheduling
▼1%

Regulatory Compliance
▼6%

SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM )
▼6%

Training
▼14%

Microsoft Excel
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 14%
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