$64,587
Avg. Salary
$18.14
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,978

Bonus

$1,534

Profit Sharing

$11,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Transportation Manager is $18.14 per hour.

The average pay for a Transportation Manager is $64,587 per year.

10%
$12.63
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$18.14
50%
$30.52
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MEDIAN $18.14
10%
$43k
10%
$65k
50%
$89k
90%
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MEDIAN $64,587
$43,463 - $89,491
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$89K
MEDIAN: $64,587
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$0$93K
Salary $43,463 - $89,491
Bonus $508 - $13,474
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,787
Commission $11,500
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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$40,428 - $93,636
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,627
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $12.63 - $30.52
Overtime $16.00 - $38.95
Annual Data $0$93K
Bonus $508 - $13,474
Commission $11,500
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,787
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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$40,428 - $93,636
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 168

Job Description for Transportation Manager

Transportation managers oversee all transportation issues for their company from shipping and receiving supplies to transporting employees to meetings to calculating per mile travel costs. Companies rely on transportation managers to keep costs low and efficiently manage transportation-related issues. Aside from managing the logistical aspects of transportation, the transportation manager typically also manage other transportation employees. They perform a range of managerial tasks such as providing guidance to employees, overseeing their work, and handling disciplinary issues as needed. Transportation managers generally work full time in an office setting, although overtime may be required depending on the needs of their employer.

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Transportation Manager Tasks
  • Determine shipping logistics, deciding routes, schedules, vehicles, and personnel.
  • Analyze shipping data to identify strategies for making routes more efficient.
  • Establish company shipping and safety policies and enforce compliance with DOT regulations.
  • Work within budget constraints and seek to minimize transportation costs.

Popular Employer Salaries for Transportation Manager


Common Career Paths for Transportation Manager


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Transportation Managers who advance into the role of a Logistics Director are fairly uncommon. Logistics Directors on average earn $104K per year. Transportation Managers most often move into positions as Logistics Managers or Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers. Logistics Managers actually earn $3K less on average, however, and Trucking & Transportation Fleet Managers earn $12K less per year than Transportation Managers do.

Transportation Manager Job Listings

Popular Skills for Transportation Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Strategic Planning, Contract Negotiation, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 72 percent, 26 percent, and 20 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel, Training, and Regulatory Compliance. It is often found that people who know Logistics are also skilled in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Transportation Manager

Pay by Experience for a Transportation Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Transportation Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 250 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Transportation Manager 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 317 salaries. An experienced Transportation Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 396 salaries. A Transportation Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 241 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

11%

10%

5%

2%

-14%

National Average: $64,657

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

Home to some of the best pay for Transportation Managers, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 54 percent above the national average. Transportation Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+32 percent), Charlotte (+13 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), and Houston (+6 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. On the whole, employers pay 6 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Sacramento and Fort Worth.

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Key Stats for Transportation Manager

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 377 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
25%

Experience Affects Transportation Manager Salaries

▲13%

▲3%

National Average
$65,000

▼5%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Transportation Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲69%

Contract Negotiation
▲24%

Project Management
▲18%

Data Analysis
▲13%

Hiring
▲11%


Safety Compliance
▲2%



National Average
$65,000

▼1%

Scheduling
▼2%

Regulatory Compliance
▼7%

SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM )
▼7%

Training
▼15%

Microsoft Excel
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 377 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 16%