Salary for Transportation 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 talent cluster and get scouted 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 receives a salary on a scale from 64000 to 96000 depending on the level of experience. Transportation Managers will normally get a salary of Eighty Six Thousand One Hundred dollars annually.

Transportation Managers can get the best pay in the District of Columbia, where they receive an average job salary of near $121200. These professionals receive the best pay in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they earn an average job salary of $111350.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 18.67 percent nationwide in that time.


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

Finance and Insurance
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Accommodation and Food Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Retail Trade