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First-Line Supervisor of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operator Salary Information

The salary statistics of first-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of first-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The first-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. First-Line Supervisor of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$86,640
75th Percentile Wage
$70,510
50th Percentile Wage
$54,930
25th Percentile Wage
$41,780
10th Percentile Wage
$32,430

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for first-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) first-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators is $86,640. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,430. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 167% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $54,930 2.83%
2013 $53,420 0.34%
2012 $53,240 0.55%
2011 $52,950 0.44%
2010 $52,720 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for first-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 4.19%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.34%. We also note that the average annual wage had a very small growth of 0.55% in 2012 and a very small growth of 0.44% in 2011.

Table 3. Average Salary of First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
$47,760
First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
$46,690
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
$54,930

Table 4. First-Line Supervisor of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of first-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators in 18 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for first-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $67,830. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $40,810).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$67,830
Mining
$65,410
Federal, State, and Local Government
$65,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$58,440
Construction
$58,120
Transportation and Warehousing
$57,110
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$55,030
Manufacturing
$54,280
Wholesale Trade
$53,560
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$51,370
Information
$51,020
Educational Services
$50,050
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$48,990
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$47,790
Retail Trade
$45,250
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$44,400
Health Care and Social Assistance
$43,000
Accommodation and Food Services
$40,810

Table 5. Median Annual Wage of First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators by States

From the above tables we note that not only first-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of first-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $26,870 to $64,040. The highest paying state for first-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators is New York with a median annual salary of $64,040. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $26,870. For more salary information of first-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New York
$64,040
Connecticut
$63,720
District of Columbia
$63,530
Washington
$62,440
Alaska
$61,830
Wyoming
$60,320
Colorado
$59,030
North Dakota
$58,650
New Jersey
$58,590
Pennsylvania
$58,290
Rhode Island
$58,260
California
$58,050
Vermont
$57,270
Maryland
$57,240
Illinois
$57,170
Utah
$56,800
South Dakota
$56,610
Massachusetts
$56,160
Virginia
$55,990
New Hampshire
$55,920
Delaware
$55,830
Texas
$55,030
Montana
$54,950
Minnesota
$54,770
Florida
$53,910
Tennessee
$53,870
South Carolina
$53,450
Iowa
$53,400
Oregon
$53,380
Ohio
$53,360
Louisiana
$53,170
Georgia
$52,750
Alabama
$52,620
Michigan
$52,450
Nebraska
$51,760
Oklahoma
$51,700
Indiana
$51,630
Kansas
$51,300
Wisconsin
$51,260
Nevada
$51,210
North Carolina
$50,840
New Mexico
$50,820
Arizona
$49,580
Kentucky
$49,560
Hawaii
$49,180
Maine
$48,900
Missouri
$48,030
Idaho
$47,090
Arkansas
$46,250
Mississippi
$46,130
West Virginia
$43,800
Virgin Islands
$43,330
Guam
$30,180
Puerto Rico
$26,870