Transportation Supervisors in the United States take home approximately $51K per year on average. Overall cash earnings for Transportation Supervisors stretch from $33K on the lower end to $71K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $8K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by the company and experience level. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Transportation Supervisors who answered the questionnnaire. Most Transportation Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,555 - $67,589
(Median)
$36K
$51K
$68K
MEDIAN: $50,989
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$13.37 - $29.04
(Median)
$13
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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
$35,555 - $67,589  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,658  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,946  
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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$33,477 - $70,696  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 515
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.37 - $29.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$18.34 - $52.36  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,658  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,946  
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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$33,477 - $70,696  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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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Transportation Supervisors do not often transition into Director of Transportation roles. The role averages $84K 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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Transportation Supervisor


For Transportation Supervisors, comfortable salaries can be found at The Martin-Brower Company, LLC; in fact, median earnings sit around $66K, the highest in the area.

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. Microsoft Excel and Scheduling, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Most people familiar with Operations Management also know 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $48K, 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 with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $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

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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People Management
up arrow 1%

Driver/Core Development
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National Average
$50,000

Scheduling
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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