Transportation Supervisor Salary

An average Transportation Supervisor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $52K per year. Cash earnings for Transportation Supervisors — including $8K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $33K to $72K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by the company and tenure. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Transportation Supervisors. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Transportation Supervisors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,325 - $69,164
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$52K
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MEDIAN: $51,911
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$12.72 - $28.72
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MEDIAN: $18.73
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,325 - $69,164  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,149  
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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$32,899 - $72,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 515
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $28.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$18.17 - $50.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,149  
   
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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$32,899 - $72,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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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Transportation Supervisors do not often transition into Director of Transportation roles. The role averages $83K per year. Going from Transportation Supervisor to Transportation Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $60K. Many others choose to work as Bus Transportation Managers, where pay is typically $49K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Transportation Supervisor


The biggest paychecks can be found at The Martin-Brower Company, LLC — the median salary there is $66K.

Popular Skills for Transportation Supervisor


Transportation Supervisors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $48K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $49K. Transportation Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $55K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $59K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,860

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

Surpassing the national average by 51 percent, Transportation Supervisors in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Transportation Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Indianapolis (+18 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), Pittsburgh (+14 percent), and Dallas (+13 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Columbia Transportation Supervisors earning much less — 25 percent less — than the national average. Employers in Los Angeles and Cincinnati also lean toward paying below-median salaries (17 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively).

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 109 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
19%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Transportation Supervisor Salaries

▲15%

▲8%

National Average
$51,000

▼4%

▼5%

Skills That Affect Transportation Supervisor Salaries

▲5%



People Management
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

CDL
▼8%

Scheduling
▼18%

Microsoft Excel
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 109 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
27%
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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