Transportation Manager Salary

Transportation Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with nearly three in five bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $60K annually on average but can range from $39K to $92K per year. Final cash compensation to Transportation Managers varies from around $39K to approximately $92K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $8K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Transportation Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$39,852 - $86,004
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$86K
MEDIAN: $60,459
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$11.74 - $24.08
(Median)
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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
$39,852 - $86,004  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,732  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,064  
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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$39,004 - $91,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,153
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $24.08  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,732  
   
Commission
$3,663 - $11,792  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,064  
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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$39,004 - $91,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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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 not the most common occurrence, Transportation Managers sometimes become Logistics Directors, where the average income is $103K per year. More commonly, Transportation Managers become Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers or Logistics Managers.

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Popular Skills for Transportation Manager


Transportation Managers report using a diverse set of skills 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 25 percent, 14 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Logistics also tend to know Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Transportation Manager

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


For Transportation Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $51K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $60K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $65K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $69K on average.

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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
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People Management
up arrow 11%




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 232 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: 82% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 15%
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