Transportation Manager Salary

Transportation Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent three in five of Transportation Managers. Salaries average out to around $61K annually and spread from $39K to $91K per year. Final cash compensation to Transportation Managers varies from around $39K to approximately $91K; 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 years of experience. Most Transportation Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$40,004 - $85,981

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$11.78 - $24.03

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,004 - $85,981  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,506  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,266  
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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$39,229 - $91,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $24.03  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,506  
   
Commission
$3,663 - $11,792  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,266  
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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$39,229 - $91,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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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While not commonly seen, Transportation Managers who transition into a Logistics Director position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Logistics Directors is $103K per year. More commonly, Transportation Managers become Logistics Managers or Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers.

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Popular Skills for Transportation Manager


Transportation Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. 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, 14 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in 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 who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $65K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $68K, 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
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People Management
up arrow 7%


Safety Compliance
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National Average
$61,000

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 226 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
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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