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Transportation Supervisor Salary

Transportation Supervisors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $50K per year. In the world of Transportation Supervisors, total cash compensation can vary between $32K and $69K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $8K and $6K, respectively. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Transportation Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Transportation Supervisors who answered the questionnnaire. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$36,356 - $66,234
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MEDIAN: $49,910
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$12.44 - $25.58
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$36,356 - $66,234  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,076  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,456  
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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$32,447 - $68,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 559
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.44 - $25.58  
   
Overtime
$16.92 - $39.68  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,076  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,456  
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).
)
$32,447 - $68,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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Job Description for Transportation Supervisor

Transportation supervisors are responsible for all aspects of the delivery of goods and maintenance for the delivery crew. They receive order delivery information from a distribution center manager and schedule appropriate delivery routes and schedules according to their drivers’ availability. Transportation supervisors manage the distribution center’s mechanics and drivers. They ensure worker safety in the shop and at the loading docks. If applicable (in the food industry for example), they address all health concerns related to food preservation and handling during loading and travel. Transportation supervisors are also responsible for maintaining the vehicle fleet. This includes scheduling regular maintenance, directing mechanics on repairing broken equipment, and ordering replacement vehicles when necessary. They must also ensure vehicles and drives meet all state and federal regulations regarding transportation vehicles, such as scheduled hours, proper licensing and inspections, and safety issues.

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Transportation Supervisor Tasks

  • Provide routing and handling instructions for specific products and training for common products.
  • Monitor and forecast delivery schedules and staffing needs.
  • Supervise dispatch team, drivers, and hourly employees to meet delivery goals.
  • Audit driver and delivery logs, noting complaints and issues.

Common Career Paths for Transportation Supervisor


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While not commonly seen, Transportation Supervisors who transition into a Logistics Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Logistics Managers is $61K per year. When Transportation Supervisors are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Transportation Managers or Operations Managers. Those roles pay an additional $9K and $9K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Transportation Supervisor


Transportation Supervisors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Logistics, Driver/Core Development, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Microsoft Excel, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. For most people, competency in Operations Management indicates knowledge of Logistics and Driver/Core Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Transportation Supervisor

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $45K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $48K. Transportation Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $51K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $56K.

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Experience Affects Transportation Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$49,000



Skills That Affect Transportation Supervisor Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Logistics
up arrow 4%

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 2%

People Management
0%

National Average
$49,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 14%