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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,760
25th Percentile Wage
$43,640
50th Percentile Wage
$57,270
75th Percentile Wage
$72,880
90th Percentile Wage
$89,670

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 $89,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,760. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 165% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of first-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201657,2702.46%7.04%
201555,8601.66%-
201454,9302.75%-
201353,4200.34%-
201253,240--

Table 2. 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 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. 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 $80,280. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $38,570).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$80,280
Mining
$68,250
Federal, State, and Local Government
$66,770
Finance and Insurance
$60,510
Construction
$59,230
Transportation and Warehousing
$59,030
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$58,290
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$56,820
Manufacturing
$56,650
Wholesale Trade
$56,330
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,920
Educational Services
$52,770
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$52,390
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$51,970
Information
$51,660
Retail Trade
$51,380
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$50,100
Health Care and Social Assistance
$46,700
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$44,370
Accommodation and Food Services
$38,570

Table 3. 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 $25,910 to $70,120. The highest paying state for first-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators is Alaska with a median annual salary of $70,120. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $25,910. 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
Alaska
$70,120
New York
$67,250
Connecticut
$63,570
Delaware
$63,490
Wyoming
$63,450
District of Columbia
$63,260
Washington
$62,440
Pennsylvania
$61,600
Colorado
$61,300
North Dakota
$61,130
Maryland
$60,680
Rhode Island
$60,410
New Hampshire
$60,160
South Dakota
$59,920
Utah
$59,790
Massachusetts
$59,760
California
$59,620
Montana
$58,940
New Jersey
$58,860
Illinois
$58,830
Vermont
$58,790
Texas
$58,770
Minnesota
$58,250
Ohio
$57,490
Louisiana
$57,150
Nevada
$56,360
South Carolina
$56,060
Virginia
$55,990
Alabama
$55,760
Florida
$55,430
Oregon
$55,320
Iowa
$55,270
Georgia
$55,040
Nebraska
$54,370
Kentucky
$54,230
Oklahoma
$54,130
Wisconsin
$53,750
New Mexico
$53,450
Tennessee
$53,190
Indiana
$53,010
North Carolina
$52,330
Michigan
$51,680
Hawaii
$50,720
Arizona
$50,720
Kansas
$50,670
Missouri
$50,530
West Virginia
$49,520
Maine
$48,870
Mississippi
$48,420
Idaho
$48,370
Arkansas
$47,410
Virgin Islands
$43,860
Guam
$30,570
Puerto Rico
$25,910


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