Director of Transportation Salary

The majority of Directors of Transportation in the United States — just below two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $37K to $133K per year, and the median is $79K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Directors of Transportation claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Directors of Transportation who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 65 percent.

$40,276 - $129,385
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$80K
$130K
MEDIAN: $79,876
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$10.21 - $39.15
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MEDIAN: $15.44
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$0$135K
Salary $40,276 - $129,385
Bonus $487.22 - $29,900
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $29,799
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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$36,365 - $135,028
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 245
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $10.21 - $39.15
Overtime $25.63
Annual Data $0$135K
Bonus $487.22 - $29,900
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $29,799
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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$36,365 - $135,028
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 22

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Job Description for Director of Transportation

Directors of transportation generally work in the logistics and transportation field and are in charge of managing a fleet of semi trucks or a supply chain for certain products. They may be in charge of local deliveries, long-distance shipments, or both. The director of transportation is expected to plan scheduling and make sure that shipments are on track, and they are often in charge of shipments to customers and shipments among their company's locations.

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Director of Transportation Tasks

  • Supervise transportation staff, contractors and vendors in day to day and strategic operations.
  • Act as point of contact for safety and regulations questions and needs.
  • Analyze data, create reports and present on findings.
  • Set transportation goals and budget, specifying material and equipment needs.

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Popular Skills for Director of Transportation


Directors of Transportation generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Logistics and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 41 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Those listing Scheduling as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those familiar with Operations Management also tend to know Budget Management and Logistics.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Transportation

Pay by Experience for a Director of Transportation has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Transportation with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 71 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Transportation with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Director of Transportation which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 121 salaries. A Director of Transportation with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 86 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,058

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

Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Directors of Transportation, 64 percent higher than the national average. Directors of Transportation can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+52 percent), New York (+44 percent), Boston (+43 percent), and Phoenix (+29 percent).

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Key Stats for Director of Transportation

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Director of Transportation Salaries

▲22%

▲12%

National Average
$80,000

▼10%

▼38%

Skills That Affect Director of Transportation Salaries

Logistics
▲41%



People Management
▲1%

National Average
$80,000

Scheduling
▼41%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 10%
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