Transportation Managers Salary 2017: How Much Money Do They Make

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Transportation Managers

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  • $97630
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How Much Successful Transportation Managers Make In 2017


In this salary guide, you will find out how much do Transportation Managers make.

After reading this, you will be able to make a decision if working as a Transportation Manager will suit your financial goals (e.g: buying a home, BMW or just your target salary goal).



Average salary

Annual salary
$97630 per year

Hourly wage
$46.94 per hour


1 of the most popular questions we get from our readers here at OwlGuru is how much do Transportation Managers make per year and what is their hourly wage.

According to BLS, the average annual salary of Transportation Managers is $97630. Their salary can also be as low as $52670 if you’re still a newbie with no experience to over $152730 if you have a ton of experience under your belt.

The typical hourly pay is $46.94 and can range from $25.32 to $73.43 which also depends if you’re a newbie or a professional.

Just like any other job, the salary of A Transportation Manager will vary based on your education and experience level.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.
Salary rank
A

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of A Transportation Manager to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank.

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After comparing how much do Transportation Managers make with other careers, they have a salary rank of A.



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Salary range

LevelHourlyYearly
Highest (Top 10%)$73.43$152730
Senior (Top 25%)$56.39$117300
Middle (Mid 50%)$42.88$89190
Junior (Bottom 25%)$32.76$68140
No experience (Bottom 10%)$25.32$52670


Entry-level Transportation Managers who starts out at $68140 can expect to make $89190 after 3-5 years of experience in the field.

The bottom 10% makes less than $25.32 per hour while the top 10% makes over $73.43 per hour.

While the median wage is $89190 per annum or $42.88 per hour.

Depending on who you work for, you might also get overtime pay.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.


Highest paying industries

Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Automobile Dealers67.99141410
Computer Systems Design and Related Services65.56136350
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing62.16129290
Finance and Insurance62.07129100
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities61.88128710
Depository Credit Intermediation61.44127800
Oil and Gas Extraction61.12127140
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation59.89124560
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities59.66124100
Insurance Carriers58.84122390
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil58.23121120
Natural Gas Distribution57.98120600
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing57.84120300
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing57.79120200
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)57.39119360
Communications Equipment Manufacturing57.22119020
Water Transportation57.11118790
Testing Laboratories56.11116710
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing55.99116470
Scientific Research and Development Services55.78116020
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences55.78116020
Nonscheduled Air Transportation55.39115210
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing55.29115000
Mining55.21114840
Management of Companies and Enterprises54.97114350
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing54.78113950
Tobacco Manufacturing54.76113900
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing54.58113520
Telecommunications54.45113250
Employment Services53.6111480
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing53.45111180
Support Activities for Mining53.21110680
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing53.03110310
Utilities53.02110290
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing52.57109350
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing52.28108750
Other Information Services52.02108200
Support Activities for Water Transportation51.91107980
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services51.82107790
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing51.76107660
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing51.56107250
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers51.53107180
Machinery Manufacturing51.52107150
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing51.33106770
Air Transportation51.05106170
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution51.04106160
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction50.91105900
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing50.89105860
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services50.79105650
Ship and Boat Building50.61105270
Scheduled Air Transportation50.61105270
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services50.61105260
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services50.41104860
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing50.34104710
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services50.33104690
Software Publishers50.29104600
Miscellaneous Manufacturing50.16104340
Engineering Services50.03104060
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing49.52103000
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing49.44102840
Utility System Construction49.1102120
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction49.06102050
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing48.99101900
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing48.98101870
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers48.95101820
Wired Telecommunications Carriers48.43100740
Hospitals, Privately owned48.35100570
Metal Ore Mining48.27100400
Household Appliance Manufacturing48.16100180
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing48.14100140
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories48.12100090
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned48.0699950
Pipeline Transportation47.7699340
Information47.6699140
Couriers and Express Delivery Services47.6499080
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing47.5598910
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations47.5598900
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing47.598800
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing47.4898760
Federal Executive Branch47.3698500
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing47.2998360
Federal government, including the US Postal Service47.0497840
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance46.9897720
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing46.9697670
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services46.9597650
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)46.9497620
Taxi and Limousine Service46.8997540
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)46.797140
Couriers and Messengers46.5996910
Freight Transportation Arrangement46.4496590
Basic Chemical Manufacturing46.3896460
Chemical Manufacturing46.3596420
Waste Collection46.1595990
Manufacturing46.1395950
Apparel Manufacturing46.195880
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing46.0995870
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries45.9295520
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance45.995470
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation45.8895420
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing45.8595370
Support Activities for Transportation45.6995030
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing45.5494720
Primary Metal Manufacturing45.5194660
Other Specialty Trade Contractors45.4494520
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction45.4394480
Waste Management and Remediation Services45.3694350
Waste Treatment and Disposal45.3694350
Federal, State, and Local Government45.1393880
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service45.1393880
Rail Transportation45.0993790
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas45.0793740
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers45.0393660
All industries, private ownership only44.8593290
All industries44.893180
Food and Beverage Stores44.6492850
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing44.5392630
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing44.5192590
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service44.4992540
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores44.4692470
Business Support Services44.4592450
Nonresidential Building Construction44.3992330
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals44.2992120
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers44.2792070
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers44.2692070
Printing and Related Support Activities44.2592040
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing44.1391800
Support Activities for Air Transportation44.1391790
Mining (except Oil and Gas)44.1291770
Construction44.191720
Transportation and Warehousing4491510
Facilities Support Services43.9991500
Construction of Buildings43.9691440
Postal Service (federal government)43.9591410
Publishing Industries (except Internet)43.8391180
Ambulatory Health Care Services43.790890
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)43.690690
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills43.690680
Direct Selling Establishments43.5490570
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing43.590480
Food Manufacturing43.3790210
Wood Product Manufacturing43.3190090
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers43.3190080
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers43.289850
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing43.1589740
Local government, including schools and hospitals43.1389710
Paper Manufacturing43.1189670
Other Food Manufacturing43.0989620
Animal Food Manufacturing43.0789590
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing42.989240
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing42.8689140
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying42.7888980
Repair and Maintenance42.7888980
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services42.6988780
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers42.6388660
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing42.6288650
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing42.5188420
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing42.4388250
Support Activities for Crop Production42.2587870
Newspaper Publishers42.2487860
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services42.2287810
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting42.1287610
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry42.1187600
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing42.0987540
Warehousing and Storage41.9187170
General Freight Trucking41.8487040
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing41.7586850
Beverage Manufacturing41.6986720
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers41.6486600
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods41.686530
Truck Transportation41.5986520
School and Employee Bus Transportation41.5986510
Wholesale Trade41.5286360
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing41.5186340
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing41.4586210
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods41.4586210
Specialty Food Stores41.2785850
Building Material and Supplies Dealers41.2785840
Furniture Stores41.2585800
Miscellaneous Store Retailers41.285700
Inland Water Transportation41.1785630
Other Support Services41.1385560
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers41.0785430
Dairy Product Manufacturing41.0185290
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing40.9485160
Urban Transit Systems40.9385140
Specialized Freight Trucking40.8384930
Grain and Oilseed Milling40.8284910
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores40.7484740
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers40.7384710
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers40.7184680
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)40.6984630
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers40.6684580
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers40.5984420
Nonstore Retailers40.5784390
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging40.5584340
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers40.5284290
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services40.4784180
Retail Trade40.3383890
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers40.3183840
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned40.2583730
Individual and Family Services40.2583730
Telephone Call Centers40.1983580
Electronics and Appliance Stores40.1683540
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses40.1283440
Educational Services, State government owned40.0883360
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services40.0583300
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services40.0383270
Ambulance Services40.0283230
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing39.9783130
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing39.7982770
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers39.7782720
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation39.6982560
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers39.6282410
Grocery Stores39.6282410
Support Activities for Road Transportation39.6182390
Home Furnishings Stores39.682370
Automotive Repair and Maintenance39.5682280
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing39.5182180
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance39.4682090
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores39.2981720
Other Wood Product Manufacturing39.2681660
Educational Services, Privately owned39.2381590
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned39.2281580
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers38.9681040
Plastics Product Manufacturing38.9581010
Clothing Stores38.9180930
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing38.8780860
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers38.8680820
Specialty Trade Contractors38.6680420
Casino Hotels38.6480370
Gambling Industries38.5480160
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)38.5280130
Rubber Product Manufacturing38.3979850
Accommodation and Food Services38.2779590
Educational Services, Local government owned38.1579350
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned37.8178640
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers37.778420
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)37.6678340
Animal Slaughtering and Processing37.6478300
Vocational Rehabilitation Services37.4577900
Other Support Activities for Transportation37.4377860
Social Assistance37.4277840
Health and Personal Care Stores37.3977760
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores37.1177180
Local Messengers and Local Delivery36.9176780
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers36.8676680
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)36.8676660
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation36.8176560
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing36.876540
State government, including schools and hospitals36.7176360
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing36.5275960
Support Activities for Rail Transportation36.4775850
Charter Bus Industry36.4475790
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals36.3175520
Accommodation36.1575190
Traveler Accommodation36.1575190
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing36.1475180
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing36.0675000
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation35.2573320
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers35.273220
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services34.8972570
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation34.8372450
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing34.6372020
Other Personal Services33.4569580
Vending Machine Operators33.4169490
Personal and Laundry Services33.3569370
Consumer Goods Rental33.3269300
Textile Product Mills33.1168860
Rental and Leasing Services32.6867980
General Merchandise Stores32.5867770
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing32.5667730
Drycleaning and Laundry Services32.5267640
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land31.7866100
Department Stores30.7964040
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing30.7864020
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries30.7163870
Used Merchandise Stores30.6963830
Real Estate30.4363290
Lessors of Real Estate30.4163250
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores27.1356430
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores27.0356220

Not all industries pay the same for Transportation Managers.

1 of the easiest way to increase your salary is to change industries and find a higher paying one.



Highest paying states

StateHourlyAnnual
DE$64.02$133160
NJ$59.48$123710
DC$59.3$123350
NY$54.81$114010
CO$53.25$110760
CT$52.7$109610
VA$49.89$103770
RI$49.53$103010
PA$49.26$102470
WA$47.95$99730

Another simple way to boost your pay as A Transportation Manager is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DE doesn’t mean you will make more overall. This is because the expenses at DE may be 2x higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to the BLS, the highest paid / most successful Transportation Managers are in the states of DE, NJ, DC, NY and CO. The average salary in DE is $133160.



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Rank: A
Salary: $93180

They plan, direct, or coordinate purchasing, warehousing, distribution, forecasting, customer service, or planning services. Manage logistics personnel and logistics systems and direct daily operations.
Rank: A
Salary: $110210

They direct or coordinate production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, or financial forecasting services or activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, or safety. Examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs. Direct the movement, storage, or processing of inventory.
Rank: A
Salary: $111810

They plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Includes wholesale or retail trade merchandising managers and procurement managers.
Rank: C+
Salary: $64730

They purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Purchase raw or semi-finished materials for manufacturing.
Rank: B+
Salary: $76830

They analyze and coordinate the logistical functions of a firm or organization. Responsible for the entire life cycle of a product, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, and final disposal of resources.





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Transportation Managers plan, direct, or coordinate the transportation operations within an organization or the activities of organizations that provide transportation services.
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