Transportation Supervisor Salary

Earnings for Transportation Supervisors in the United States come in at around $53K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Transportation Supervisors can bottom out near $33K or peak near $73K depending on individual performance. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and experience level are driving factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Transportation Supervisors survey respondents are men (73 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Transportation Supervisors. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$34,915 - $70,785
$35K
$53K
$71K
MEDIAN: $52,978
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$13.41 - $29.36
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$0$74K
Salary $34,915 - $70,785
Bonus $0.00 - $9,750
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,205
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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$32,670 - $74,075
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 524
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $13.41 - $29.36
Hourly Tips $2.50
Overtime $19.34 - $48.17
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,750
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,205
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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$32,670 - $74,075
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 147

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Job Description for Transportation Supervisor

Transportation supervisors are responsible for all aspects of the delivery of goods and maintenance for the delivery crew. They receive order delivery information from a distribution center manager and schedule appropriate delivery routes and schedules according to their drivers’ availability. Transportation supervisors manage the distribution center’s mechanics and drivers. They ensure worker safety in the shop and at the loading docks. If applicable (in the food industry for example), they address all health concerns related to food preservation and handling during loading and travel. Transportation supervisors are also responsible for maintaining the vehicle fleet. This includes scheduling regular maintenance, directing mechanics on repairing broken equipment, and ordering replacement vehicles when necessary. They must also ensure vehicles and drives meet all state and federal regulations regarding transportation vehicles, such as scheduled hours, proper licensing and inspections, and safety issues.

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Transportation Supervisor Tasks

  • Supervise dispatch team, drivers, and hourly employees to meet delivery goals.
  • Audit driver and delivery logs, noting complaints and issues.
  • Provide routing and handling instructions for specific products and training for common products.
  • Monitor and forecast delivery schedules and staffing needs.

Common Career Paths for Transportation Supervisor


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Transportation Supervisors sometimes assume positions such as Directors of Transportation. That role pays $83K per year on average. More often than not, a Transportation Manager role is the next step for Transportation Supervisors moving up in the field. Transportation Managers usually make $60K per year. Many other Transportation Supervisors choose to take on a Bus Transportation Manager role, where salaries are typically $49K.

Transportation Supervisor Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Transportation Supervisor


The Martin-Brower Company, LLC attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $66K.

Popular Skills for Transportation Supervisor


Survey results imply that Transportation Supervisors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Logistics, Driver/Core Development, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Microsoft Excel as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Scheduling and CDL also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Operations Management also know Logistics and Driver/Core Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Transportation Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Transportation Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Transportation Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 257 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Transportation Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 199 salaries. An experienced Transportation Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 218 salaries. A Transportation Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 123 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,565

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

With a pay rate for Transportation Supervisors that is 50 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Transportation Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Indianapolis (+17 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), Pittsburgh (+13 percent), and Dallas (+12 percent). Transportation Supervisors in Columbia make 25 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Los Angeles and Cincinnati (18 percent lower and 17 percent lower, respectively).

Transportation Supervisor Reviews

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

Transportation Supervisor in Oakland:
Pros: The freedom to make decisions on my own and the fast pace.
Cons: Sometimes it is stressful.

Transportation Supervisor in Santa Rosa:
"Exciting journey."
Pros: Traveling to different areas of the state to help out my drivers and to also give them advice on how to recognize hazards before they occur, Safety talks.
Cons: Not having my annual reviews on time, as of now its 3months behind. Management slow about giving raises, the people I have trained to drive the buses are up to my wage level now. I am also a DMV examiner for my employer and BTW trainer.

Transportation Supervisor in Edison:
"Its okay for the most part."
Pros: Work flexibility, pay, ability to coach and mentor others, consistent customer.
Cons: Stress levels, poor development of new hires.

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Key Stats for Transportation Supervisor

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Transportation Supervisor Salaries

▲14%

▲7%

National Average
$52,000

▼5%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Transportation Supervisor Salaries


▲3%

National Average
$52,000


People Management
▼2%

CDL
▼10%

Scheduling
▼20%

Microsoft Excel
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 12%
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