Transportation Supervisor Salary

The average Transportation Supervisor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $50K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Transportation Supervisors can bottom out near $34K or peak near $69K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Transportation Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Transportation Supervisors who answered the questionnnaire. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,090 - $67,476

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$12.27 - $25.64

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,090 - $67,476  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,011  
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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$33,770 - $69,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 603
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.27 - $25.64  
   
Overtime
$14.43 - $39.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,011  
   
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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$33,770 - $69,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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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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While Transportation Supervisors do not often become Logistics Managers, the job pays $61K per year on average. A common career progression for a Transportation Supervisor is to become a Transportation Manager or an Operations Manager. Compared to Transportation Supervisors, the first group earns $9K more on average, and the second group earns $9K more.

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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. 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.

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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $45K, 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 $49K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $52K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Transportation Supervisor with more than 20 years of experience can earn $57K on average.

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

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Logistics
up arrow 3%

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
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 15%
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