Transportation Supervisor Salary

Nearly one-half of Transportation Supervisors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $33K to $70K per year, and the average comes out to $50K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Transportation Supervisors can bottom out near $33K or peak near $70K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Male Transportation Supervisors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$37,010 - $67,362
(Median)
$37K
$50K
$67K
MEDIAN: $50,232
10%
50%
90%

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$12.36 - $25.78
(Median)
$12
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,010 - $67,362  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,043  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,250  
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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$33,403 - $69,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 601
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.36 - $25.78  
   
Overtime
$14.73 - $40.70  
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 - $8,043  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,250  
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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$33,403 - $69,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Transportation Supervisors move into roles as Logistics Managers, where pay is an average $61K per year. Transportation Supervisors typically move into roles as Transportation Managers or Operations Managers, and those positions pay $9K more and $9K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Transportation Supervisor


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Logistics, Driver/Core Development, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Microsoft Excel as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people skilled in Operations Management are similarly competent in 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.


Transportation Supervisors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $46K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $48K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $52K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $57K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Transportation Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$50,000



Skills That Affect Transportation Supervisor Salaries


Logistics
up arrow 4%

Driver/Core Development
0%

National Average
$50,000

People Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 15%
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