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Transportation Manager Salary

With about three in five of Transportation Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Transportation Managers is $61K per year and can range from $39K on the lower end to $92K per year near the higher end. In the world of Transportation Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $39K and $92K. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Transportation Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,644 - $86,759
(Median)
$40K
$61K
$87K
MEDIAN: $60,530
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90%

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$11.79 - $23.86
(Median)
$12
$16
$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
$39,644 - $86,759  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,089  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $7,550  
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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$38,552 - $92,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,102
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $23.86  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.00  
National Annualized 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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,089  
   
Commission
$3,663 - $11,792  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $7,550  
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).
)
$38,552 - $92,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80

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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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Transportation Managers who advance into the role of a Logistics Director are fairly uncommon. Logistics Directors on average earn $103K per year. However, becoming a Fleet Manager of Trucking & Transportation or Logistics Manager is a more frequent transition for Transportation Managers.

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Popular Skills for Transportation Manager


Transportation Managers report using a pretty varied skill set 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 26 percent, 17 percent, and 13 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 bring in $65K after working for 10 to 20 years. Transportation Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $69K.

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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
up arrow 26%


People Management
up arrow 13%




Safety Compliance
up arrow 3%

National Average
$61,000

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 240 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
18%
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: 63% employee benefits None: 15%