Transportation Manager Salary

Transportation Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just below three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $63K annually, but may range from $40K to $95K per year. Total cash compensation to Transportation Managers bottoms out near $40K and approaches $95K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $12K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. While the specific employer and years of experience impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. The majority of Transportation Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Transportation Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$42,174 - $90,924
$42K
$63K
$91K
MEDIAN: $63,218
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$13.13 - $32.43
$13
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$32
MEDIAN: $17.76
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$42,174 - $90,924  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $11,989  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,910  
Commission
$11,500  
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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$40,057 - $94,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 882
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.13 - $32.43  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $37.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$201.34 - $11,989  
   
Commission
$11,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,910  
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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$40,057 - $94,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 75

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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Transportation Managers sometimes become Logistics Directors, where the average income is $104K per year. Many Transportation Managers choose to become Logistics Managers and Fleet Manager of Trucking & Transportations as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $2K less and $11K less, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Transportation Manager


Transportation Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Strategic Planning, Contract Negotiation, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 73 percent, 26 percent, and 21 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel, Training, and Regulatory Compliance. 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.


Transportation Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $57K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $61K. Transportation Managers bring in $67K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $73K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,394

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

Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Transportation Managers, 55 percent higher than the national average. Transportation Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+32 percent), Charlotte (+14 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Sacramento and Fort Worth earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 5 percent.

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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
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 141 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Transportation Manager Salaries

▲15%

▲5%

National Average
$63,000

▼3%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Transportation Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲73%

Contract Negotiation
▲26%

Project Management
▲21%

Data Analysis
▲15%

Hiring
▲14%


Safety Compliance
▲4%



▲1%

Scheduling
▼0%

National Average
$63,000

Regulatory Compliance
▼5%

SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM )
▼5%

Training
▼13%

Microsoft Excel
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 141 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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