How Much Do Transportation Managers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Transportation Managers

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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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$105100 per year
Hourly wage
$51 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$56,970 to $73,700 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$27 to $35 per hour

Entry-level Transportation Managers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $56,970 to $73,700 per year or $27 to $35 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Transportation Managers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $79 $164,140
Senior (Top 25%) $61 $126,560
Middle (Mid 50%) $46 $96,390
Junior (Bottom 25%) $35 $73,700
No experience (Bottom 10%) $27 $56,970

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $69 $143,510
DE $66 $137,460
NJ $63 $131,540
NY $59 $121,720
RI $58 $121,310
CO $57 $118,570
NH $56 $115,550
WA $55 $114,830
CA $54 $111,560
CT $53 $110,000

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Transportation Manager is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Transportation Managers are in the states of DC, DE, NJ, NY and RI.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing $178780 $85.95
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $151310 $72.74
Telecommunications $150240 $72.23
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities $145930 $70.16
Scientific Research and Development Services $143460 $68.97
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities $139190 $66.92
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services $139090 $66.87
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $137950 $66.32
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing $137720 $66.21
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing $136610 $65.68
Natural Gas Distribution $136180 $65.47
Oil and Gas Extraction $135540 $65.17
Other Pipeline Transportation $134010 $64.43
Management of Companies and Enterprises $132660 $63.78
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing $132480 $63.69
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing $131590 $63.26
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $129960 $62.48
Ship and Boat Building $128270 $61.67
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing $127630 $61.36
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing $126670 $60.90
Office Administrative Services $126060 $60.61
Scheduled Air Transportation $126050 $60.60
Software Publishers $125360 $60.27
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $124960 $60.08
Electronics and Appliance Stores $124720 $59.96
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation $123630 $59.44
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing $123410 $59.33
Motion Picture and Video Industries $122980 $59.13
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $121120 $58.23
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $120830 $58.09

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