Salary for Transportation Managers

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This occupation has now been updated to Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

Also known as:  Airport Manager, Cold Storage Supervisor, Distribution Center Manager, Logistics Manager, Logistics Supply Officer, Marine Oil Terminal Superintendent, Traffic Safety Administrator, Transportation Manager, Warehouse Manager, Warehouse Operations Manager helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Transportation managers are responsible for directing, coordinating, planning and overseeing tasks and operations within an organization or of entire organizations involving transportation activities. This job normally requires vocational training, an associate's degree or related experience. Some employers require more than one of these or all three. Employers also require one to two years of on-the-job training after being hired.

A Transportation Manager earns salaries somewhere between $56,970 and $164,140 depending on education and experience. can get an average pay level of one hundred and five thousand one hundred dollars each year.

are compensated most highly in District of Columbia, where they get an average salary rate of approximately $143,510. People in this job function are paid most highly in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they receive normal pay levels of $132,660.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 45.10 percent nationwide in that time.


Transportation Managers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Finance and Insurance
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Educational Services
Accommodation and Food Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation