Transportation Supervisors in the United States take home an average $51K per year. Total cash compensation for Transportation Supervisors runs from $33K to $72K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $8K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Transportation Supervisors. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Transportation Supervisors who answered the questionnnaire. 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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$35,467 - $69,291
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$51K
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MEDIAN: $51,355
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$12.68 - $28.72
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,467 - $69,291  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,964  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,068  
Total Pay (?
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$32,950 - $72,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 522
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.68 - $28.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$18.13 - $50.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,964  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,068  
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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$32,950 - $72,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 132

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Transportation Supervisor


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Though not the most common occurrence, Transportation Supervisors sometimes become Directors of Transportation, where the average income is $83K per year. The most common career progression for Transportation Supervisors leads to becoming a Transportation Manager, where average pay is $60K annually. However, many Transportation Supervisors also opt to become Bus Transportation Managers. Typically, a Bus Transportation Manager brings home $49K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Transportation Supervisor


The Martin-Brower Company, LLC attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $66K.

Popular Skills for Transportation Supervisor


Transportation Supervisors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Logistics, Driver/Core Development, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Microsoft Excel and Scheduling as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Transportation Supervisors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $48K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $49K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $54K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Transportation Supervisors with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $59K.

Transportation Supervisor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Transportation Supervisor?

Transportation Supervisor in Santa Rosa:
"Exciting journey."
Pros: Traveling to different areas of the state to help out my drivers and to also give them advice on how to recognize hazards before they occur, Safety talks.
Cons: Not having my annual reviews on time, as of now its 3months behind. Management slow about giving raises, the people I have trained to drive the buses are up to my wage level now. I am also a DMV examiner for my employer and BTW trainer.

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Key Stats for Transportation Supervisor

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Transportation Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$51,000



Skills That Affect Transportation Supervisor Salaries




People Management
0%

National Average
$51,000

Scheduling
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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