Transportation Supervisor Salary

Transportation Supervisors in the United States can expect wages of $52K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Transportation Supervisors bottoms out near $33K and approaches $73K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Transportation Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Transportation Supervisors survey respondents are men (72 percent). The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,613 - $70,242
$36K
$52K
$70K
MEDIAN: $52,282
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$13.24 - $28.27
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$28
MEDIAN: $18.54
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$0$73K
Salary $35,613 - $70,242
Bonus $0.00 - $8,170
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,106
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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$33,126 - $73,160
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 542
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $13.24 - $28.27
Hourly Tips $2.50
Overtime $18.68 - $47.17
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $0.00 - $8,170
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,106
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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$33,126 - $73,160
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 142

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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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Transportation Supervisors who advance into the role of a Director of Transportation are fairly uncommon. Directors of Transportation on average earn $83K per year. Becoming a Transportation Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Transportation Supervisors move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $60K. Another frequent advance is for Transportation Supervisors to assume a Bus Transportation Manager role; in this role, workers often earn $49K.

Transportation Supervisor Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Transportation Supervisor


The Martin-Brower Company, LLC offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $66K.

Popular Skills for Transportation Supervisor


Transportation Supervisors seem to require a number of specific skills. 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. Scheduling and CDL also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Operations Management also tend to know Logistics and Driver/Core Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Transportation Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Transportation Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Transportation Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 257 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Transportation Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 199 salaries. An experienced Transportation Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 218 salaries. A Transportation Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 123 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,992

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

For Transportation Supervisors, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Transportation Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Indianapolis (+18 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), Pittsburgh (+14 percent), and Dallas (+13 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Transportation Supervisors is geography, with workers in Columbia earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 18 percent less in Los Angeles and 17 percent less in Cincinnati, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Transportation Supervisor Reviews

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

Transportation Supervisor in Oakland:
Pros: The freedom to make decisions on my own and the fast pace.
Cons: Sometimes it is stressful.

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.

Transportation Supervisor in Edison:
"Its okay for the most part."
Pros: Work flexibility, pay, ability to coach and mentor others, consistent customer.
Cons: Stress levels, poor development of new hires.

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Key Stats for Transportation Supervisor

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Transportation Supervisor Salaries

▲15%

▲8%

National Average
$51,000

▼4%

▼5%

Skills That Affect Transportation Supervisor Salaries

▲5%



National Average
$51,000

People Management
▼1%

CDL
▼9%

Scheduling
▼19%

Microsoft Excel
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 12%
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