Transportation Supervisor Salary

Transportation Supervisors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with approximately half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $50K annually on average but can range from $34K to $70K per year. Total cash compensation to Transportation Supervisors approaches anywhere from $34K on the lower end to $70K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $8K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Transportation Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. 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 enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,084 - $67,529
(Median)
$37K
$50K
$68K
MEDIAN: $50,297
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$12.51 - $25.81
(Median)
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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
$37,084 - $67,529  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,054  
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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$33,510 - $69,803  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 600
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $25.81  
   
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 - $8,054  
   
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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$33,510 - $69,803  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128
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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 some Transportation Supervisors move into positions like Logistics Manager (where the average salary is $61K), this progression is not the norm. Typical career progression for a Transportation Supervisor involves becoming a Transportation Manager or an Operations Manager, roles that pay $9K more and $9K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Transportation Supervisor


Survey results suggest that Transportation Supervisors put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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 experienced in 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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Transportation Supervisors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $46K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $48K. For Transportation Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $52K. 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 $57K.

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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
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 137 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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