17% of Commercial Fleet Managers Earn $100K+

Apr 22, 2009

Location and Education Pay Off

Despite the daily assault of news on the economic downturn, maybe things aren’t all that bad for those of us running a fleet business.

Seventeen percent of commercial fleet managers earned more than $100,000 last year, and 8-percent of them banked more than $120,000, according to a post on Automotive Fleet, which will soon publish its compensation survey in the May 2009 issue of Automotive Fleet.

Not bad, when the median household income in the U.S. is $50,230
 and 8.5 percent of the U.S. is out of work, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics.

We also learned that fleet managers in the Midwest had the highest median salary, as did fleet managers with some post-graduate study. And only 14 percent of fleet managers made less than $50,000.

More information and additional statistics will be published in the May 2009 issue of Automotive Fleet.

How does your paycheck stack up to the rest of the American work force? Check out this month’s Parade magazine’s feature story “What People Earn 2009.” You can even compare your salary to others’ in your zip code, or find out what you’d earn if you relocated., changed jobs altogether, and moonlighted as a fleet industry blogger. Ok, not really. But there are some interesting earners on there.