Transportation Supervisor Salary

The average Transportation Supervisor in the United States earns approximately $50K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $7K, total cash payment to Transportation Supervisors can bottom out at $34K or peak near $69K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. Making up 72 percent of those who took the survey, male Transportation Supervisors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,013 - $67,072
(Median)
$37K
$50K
$67K
MEDIAN: $50,453
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50%
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$12.91 - $26.71
(Median)
$13
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,013 - $67,072  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,790  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,589  
Commission
$3,000  
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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$33,954 - $69,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 715
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $26.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.67  
Overtime
$14.94 - $39.93  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,790  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,589  
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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$33,954 - $69,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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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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At the upper end, Transportation Supervisors who move into a Director of Transportation role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Directors of Transportation is a much higher $85K per year. Becoming a Transportation Manager or a Bus Transportation Manager is a common transition from a Transportation Supervisor role.

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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. Microsoft Excel, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Those proficient in Operations Management are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


For Transportation Supervisors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $45K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $48K. Transportation Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $53K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $58K.

Transportation Supervisor Reviews

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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Experience Affects Transportation Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$50,000



Skills That Affect Transportation Supervisor Salaries


Logistics
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Driver/Core Development
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National Average
$50,000

People Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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