Transportation Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just below three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $63K per year on average but can range from $40K to $95K per year. Total cash earnings of Transportation Managers range from $40K on the low end to $95K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $12K and $8K, respectively. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and experience level are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction for Transportation Managers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$41,923 - $91,170
$42K
$63K
$91K
MEDIAN: $63,277
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$13.34 - $32.35
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$41,923 - $91,170  
   
Bonus
$145.44 - $11,990  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,326  
Commission
$10,000  
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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$40,278 - $94,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 917
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.34 - $32.35  
   
Overtime
$16.49 - $37.31  
National Annualized 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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$145.44 - $11,990  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,326  
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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$40,278 - $94,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Transportation Manager


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There are some Transportation Managers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Logistics Directors, where earnings are an average $104K annually. A lot of Transportation Managers advance their careers by becoming Logistics Managers and Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers. However, those positions offer $3K less and $12K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Transportation Manager


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Strategic Planning, Project Management, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 72 percent, 20 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Regulatory Compliance and SAP Transportation Management. The majority of those who know 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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Transportation Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker earns $56K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $61K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $67K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $73K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,563

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

Home to some of the best pay for Transportation Managers, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 54 percent above the national average. Transportation Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+14 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), Pittsburgh (+11 percent), and Houston (+6 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 19 percent south of the national average, can be found in Minneapolis. Below-median salaries also turn up in Tampa and Atlanta (14 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

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Q: 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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Key Stats for Transportation Manager

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 144 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Transportation Manager Salaries



National Average
$64,000



Skills That Affect Transportation Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 72%

Project Management
up arrow 20%

Data Analysis
up arrow 15%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 13%

Hiring
up arrow 12%


Safety Compliance
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%




Scheduling
0%

National Average
$64,000

Training
up arrow 1%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 6%

SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM )
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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