Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Salary

Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just below three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $32K to $85K per year, median earnings come to $61K annually. Total cash earnings of Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers range from $32K on the low end to $85K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $7K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority (87 percent) of Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. Slightly less than a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,812 - $87,085
$42K
$60K
$87K
MEDIAN: $60,258
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$11.00 - $25.01
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$0$87K
Salary $41,812 - $87,085
Bonus $0.00 - $9,558
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,340
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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$33,150 - $84,524
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 150
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $11.00 - $25.01
Overtime $0.26 - $51.29
Annual Data $0$84K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,558
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,340
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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$33,150 - $84,524
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 34

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Job Description for Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation

The trucking and transportation fleet manager is usually hired by freight transportation companies and occasionally by larger companies with a freight department. The ideal applicant should have a high school diploma or GED, although some companies may be looking for applicants with an associate's degree. Most companies do not require any experience in the field. The trucking and transportation fleet manager should have a good understanding of how to make spreadsheets and documents using Microsoft Office. Depending on the company, this manager may also need to understand some other software programs such as Navision. The fleet manager will usually be working in an office setting, and travel is not usually expected.

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Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Tasks

  • Coordinate inspection, maintenance, and repair of fleet vehicles.
  • Develop and implement service issue prevention plans.
  • Manage and troubleshoot all service issues.

Common Career Paths for Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation


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As Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Logistics Manager position pays around the same amount as the Fleet Manager of Trucking & Transportation job on average. Many Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers go on to become Fleet Managers or Trucking & Transportation Fleet Supervisors despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $3K lower and $7K lower, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation

Pay by Experience for a Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation has a positive trend. An entry-level Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 65 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 74 salaries. A Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 53 salaries.

Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation?

Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation in Atlanta:
"A lot of work with pride."
Over seeing a multi state transportation operation is not easy. The amount of regulation and the demand of moving the freight. Watching over all the drivers, equipment and laws. It is nerve racking. But it is fulfilling and you can be proud of the work. To inform driver of information they can use, may safe a life.

Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation in Sparks:
"How long it would take for everyone to accept your position."
Patience, it takes time for your employees and others to accept you. It cannot be forced, it will come and in time you will be able to make the changes you want. But it will not happen fast. You must first gain there trust and then you can move. To much change too fast, you will only get push back.

Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation in Louisville:
"Can be very stressful at times."
Pros: Freedom to use shop for personal use.
Cons: Long hours.

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Key Stats for Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
▼19%

Skills That Affect Fleet Manager, Trucking & Transportation Salaries


National Average
$56,000

Equipment Maintenance
▼8%

People Management
▼10%

Logistics
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 22%
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