Transportation Coordinator Salary

Transportation Coordinators in the United States pull down an average of $15.50 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Transportation Coordinators stretch from $27K on the lower end to $55K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $4K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, close to one-fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. Women make up a slight majority of Transportation Coordinators (59 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Transportation Coordinators. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,325 - $59,122
$30K
$42K
$59K
MEDIAN: $41,860
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$12.10 - $20.66
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$0$59K
Salary $30,325 - $59,122
Bonus $0.00 - $4,829
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,966
Commission $9,000
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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$26,864 - $54,671
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 201
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $12.10 - $20.66
Hourly Tips $11.36
Overtime $17.57 - $32.11
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,829
Commission $9,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,966
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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$26,864 - $54,671
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 253

Job Description for Transportation Coordinator

The transportation coordinator works to optimize the transportation and suppliers network for their organization. Their main objective is to ensure that all incoming and outgoing deliveries are made on time. Transportation coordinators must be careful to comply with all government rules and regulations regarding the transportation of goods and materials. They maintain delivery schedules and tracking deliveries, as well as provide tracking information to customers and internal departments as needed. Transportation coordinators also report on any issues or delays in product shipment. Additionally, these coordinators may also research and negotiate delivery costs to develop more cost-effective shipping methods. They also handles customer complaints regarding late or damaged shipments.

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Transportation Coordinator Tasks

  • Schedule inbound and outbound delivery, working with carriers and using routing software.
  • Ensure delivery to customers on time and intact by working with vendors, suppliers, and carriers.
  • Collect logistics data to analyze, correlate, index, and forecast logistics needs in formal reports.

Common Career Paths for Transportation Coordinator


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Transportation Coordinators who move on to become Transportation Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Transportation Managers get paid an average of $60K per year. Career advancement for the typical Transportation Coordinator often leads to becoming a Logistics Coordinator or a Transportation Supervisor; median salaries in these positions are $2K higher and $10K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Transportation Coordinator


Transportation Coordinators generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Oral / Verbal Communication, Data Analysis, and Logistics are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 26 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service. It is often found that people who know Logistics are also skilled in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Transportation Coordinator

Pay by Experience for a Transportation Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Transportation Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 250 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Transportation Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 131 salaries. An experienced Transportation Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 120 salaries. A Transportation Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 44 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,944

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

Home to some of the best pay for Transportation Coordinators, Phoenix offers exceptional salaries, 44 percent above the national average. Transportation Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Reading (+31 percent), Atlanta (+27 percent), Harrisburg (+27 percent), and Charlotte (+23 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in Columbus. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Buffalo (14 percent lower) and Dallas (8 percent lower).

Transportation Coordinator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Transportation Coordinator?

Transportation Coordinator in Tumwater:
"Busy."
Pros: Working with a diverse group of people in a fast paced environment.
Cons: It can sometimes be incredibly stressful: multiple phone lines ringing, answering phones and taking calls for assistance over a two way radio system, while answering questions from people standing at my desk. Making decisions all day long.

Transportation Coordinator in Santa Maria:
"I love it."
Pros: I enjoy negociating rates with people. I am a very positive person and have great peopple skills.
Cons: I would like to obtain a job In the Human Resorces field and gain experience.

Transportation Coordinator in Norfolk:
"Transportation Coordinator."
Pros: The people, free to be yourself, keeps you busy.
Cons: Low pay, busy schedule, logistics never sleeps so neither do I.

Transportation Coordinator in Louisville:
"Great Entry Level Job For People Entering Logistics."
Pros: I enjoy working with customers to solve problems. I like finding solutions for my customers and helping them meet their goals.
Cons: I do not enjoy data management and I do not enjoy doing basically the same thing every day. There is no flexibility in work hours and the corporate culture is not conducive to my personality.

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Key Stats for Transportation Coordinator

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Transportation Coordinator Salaries

▲11%

▲9%

▲2%

National Average
$38,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Transportation Coordinator Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲33%

Data Analysis
▲27%

▲5%

SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM )
▲5%


▲1%

Microsoft Office
▲1%

National Average
$38,000

Transport
▼1%

Customer Relations
▼1%

Customer Service
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 20%