Transportation Supervisor Salary (United States)

Salaries for Transportation Supervisors in the United States sit in the ballpark of $49,259 annually. Compensation generally starts at $32,175 and does not exceed $68,434 per year. Total cash income, which bottoms out near $35,591 and peaks near $66,251, incorporates potential for more than $7,734 from bonuses and close to $6,128 from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority in this profession are lucky enough to receive benefits; most get medical and dental insurance, and a majority get vision plans, too. 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 in this summary comes from 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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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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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 who transition into Logistics Managers are seldom found, but they do earn an extra $11,220 per year. More commonly, Transportation Supervisors become Transportation Managers or Bus Transportation Managers.

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Popular Skills for Transportation Supervisor

Transportation Supervisors note just a narrow range of job skills. 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. Most people familiar with People Management also know Driver/Core Development and Logistics. Most people 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.
Transportation Supervisors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. Salaries increase to $48K from around $44K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $53K. A 20-year tenure heralds decreased salary growth, and Transportation Supervisors who have made it this far report earning around $56K per year. 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 the one with the most experience to boot—more than 20 years.

Pay Difference By Location

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Pittsburgh
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Houston
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Memphis
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Dallas
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National Average
$49,000
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For those looking to make money, Transportation Supervisors in Indianapolis enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Providence, Pittsburgh, Houston, and Memphis, where Transportation Supervisors annually earn 21 percent, 18 percent, 7 percent, and 3 percent more than the national average. With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Cincinnati is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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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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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%
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