Earning about $73K per year on average, Equipment Managers receive the most money, followed by Terminal Managers (around $64K), Truck Driver, OTRs (approximately $52K), and Tractor-Trailer Drivers ($49K). Customer Service Representatives are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $38K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($69K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Phoenix, Ariz. ($60K), Dallas, Texas (around $56K), and Fontana, Calif. ($51K) are the next top-paying cities. Richmond, Va. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $38K. The highest pay by state can be found in Illinois, where salaries average out at approximately $60K per year.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $56K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (49 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $46K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belts have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $105K annually. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Project Management Professionals with credentials; these people earn $103K per year on average. The best paid folks at Swift Transportation Corporation have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Project Management, earning approximately $105K annually.
When it comes to skills, People Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $68K per year. A common skill in Swift Transportation Corporation's work force is Transport; just under one in three of survey participants report using it on the job. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Safety Compliance, Customer Service, and Commercial.
Benefits and Perks
The larger part of survey participants contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. At Swift Transportation Corporation, a strong majority of employees have health insurance, and a solid majority of respondents have dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, stock options, a stock purchase plan, and 401(a).