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Transportation Supervisor Salary (United States)

A typical Transportation Supervisor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $50K annually. Total cash earnings of Transportation Supervisors range from $32K on the low end to $68K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $8K and $6K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. A strong majority enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Making up 71 percent of the field, male Transportation Supervisors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. For the most part, Transportation Supervisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Transportation Supervisor Salary (?
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$35,591 - $66,251
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MEDIAN: $49,778
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Transportation Supervisor Salary (?
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$12.15 - $24.95
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,591 - $66,251  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,734  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $6,128  
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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$32,175 - $68,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 535
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $24.95  
   
Overtime
$14.83 - $38.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,734  
   
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $6,128  
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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$32,175 - $68,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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 Logistics Manager roles. The role tends to pay $60K per year. More often, however, Transportation Supervisors go on to become Transportation Managers or Bus Transportation Managers.

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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, with boosts of 7 percent, 4 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Microsoft Excel as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. The majority of those who know Operations Management also know Logistics and Driver/Core Development. A tool kit that includes People Management also typically contains Driver/Core Development and Logistics.

Pay by Experience Level for Transportation Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Transportation Supervisors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $44K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $48K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Transportation Supervisors make a median salary of $52K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $56K on average. Transportation Supervisors with one to 10 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is those with more than 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Indianapolis
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Pittsburgh
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Houston
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Dallas
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National Average
$49,000
Cincinnati
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For those looking to make money, Transportation Supervisors in Indianapolis enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Providence, Pittsburgh, Houston, and Memphis also offer top salaries for Transportation Supervisors. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 21 percent, 18 percent, 7 percent, and 3 percent more, respectively. Trailing the national average by 19 percent, Cincinnati is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Transportation Supervisor Salaries

National Average
$49,000

Skills That Affect Transportation Supervisor Salaries

Driver/Core Development
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Logistics
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People Management
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National Average
$49,000
Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
29%
female alumni
 
Male
71%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 14%