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Salary and Benefits

Route Manager
$44K-$54K / yr. (est.)
$44K
$49,111 / year
$54K
Average base salary
The salary information provided is based on data collected from various reliable sources and may vary depending on individual qualifications and other factors.

About Route Manager

What does a Route Manager do?

As Route Managers, we provide first-line management to the Route Logistics team members at one of the company’s operating locations. We also ensure the Route Logistics’ efficiency by properly interacting and cooperating with customer support and drivers. We maintain a safe and secure working environment in order to make sure that each employee will return home safely while maintaining and providing unique customer support to boost the brand’s image. We are also tasked with leveraging systems, equipment, and redesign processes to drive a continuous improvement in cost, quality, and efficiency.

Core tasks:

  • execute multiple inspections to ensure the inventories’ safety
  • schedule and develop the staff, and maintain positive Employee Relations and work environment
  • proactively reduce the drivers and company’s risk exposure

Insights

How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Route Manager?
On average, people work 5-7 years in other positions prior to becoming a Route Manager.
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Delivery DriverMiami, FL - 10 months ago
this is so frustrating! I've been driving for years and still can't become a Route Manager, what gives? 🤬
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Route ManagerSeattle, WA - 10 months ago
I agree with everyone, the wait is too long! But hey, there's value in gaining experience in different positions too, right? 😅
How Long Do Route Manager Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Route Managers works in this position for 3-5 years across multiple employers.
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Operations ManagerHouston, TX - 10 months ago
As an Operations Manager, I understand the challenges of retaining Route Managers, but perhaps we should focus on improving work-life balance and providing more support.
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Fleet SupervisorMiami, FL - 10 months ago
Actually, just because someone changes jobs doesn't mean they're constantly 'hopping.' Each employer has a different structure, and experienced Route Managers can bring valuable insights to new companies🤔.
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Route Manager Employees?
Moderate job changes in Route Manager, showing some career movement without excessive turnover.
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Warehouse SupervisorHouston, TX - 10 months ago
🤔 I wonder if the moderate job changes are due to dissatisfaction, lack of advancement opportunities or other factors...
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Logistics AnalystMiami, FL - 10 months ago
It's great to see that my experience as a Route Manager could potentially open doorways to other enticing logistics roles 🚚! Let's keep moving forward!

Career path

Path to job

Discover a Route Manager's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a Route Manager typically studied at.
Arizona State University-Tempe
Brigham Young University-Idaho

Path after job

Community

Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Route Manager Employees?
Gender ratio in Route Manager position: 0.914486921529175 Male and 0.085513078470825 Female. Age ratio in Route Manager position: 16-20: 18%, 21-30: 56%, 31-40: 18%, 41-50: 6%, 51-60: 2%, 60+: 0%. Route Manager position is predominantly male (91.4%) with the largest age group being 21-30 years old, followed by 31-40 years old.
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Route ManagerPhiladelphia, PA - 10 months ago
So we're basically saying only young males can be Route Managers? Great... 🤦
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Route ManagerPhoenix, AZ - 10 months ago
Sounds like a job for frat bros! 🤔

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for Route Manager?
Top employers of Route Manager position: DS Services of America, Ecolab, G&K Services. People who work in Route Manager position most typically go on to work for the DS Services of America.
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Route ManagerSeattle, WA - 10 months ago
Personally, I think the best employer for Route Managers is ABC Distribution. They provide the best compensation package and work-life balance.
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Route ManagerMiami, FL - 10 months ago
I've worked for both DS Services and Ecolab, and can say that Ecolab offers a more fulfilling career path for Route Managers.
DS Services of America
Ecolab
G&K Services
What Industries Does Route Manager Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Route Manager: Administrative & Support, Manufacturing, Construction, Retail, Personal Services. Route Manager employees most likely come from a Administrative & Support industry background.
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Route ManagerPhiladelphia, PA - 10 months ago
😡 As a Route Manager, I continuously deal with unruly drivers and constantly changing routes. It's exhausting!
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Route ManagerPhoenix, AZ - 10 months ago
🤔 How do Route Managers maintain work-life balance? The long hours and irregular schedules can really affect personal life and relationships.

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Discussion about Route Manager

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What is the women/men ratio in the job of Route Manager?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
It’s a male dominated profession.
What is the typical age to work as a Route Manager?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
People working as a Route Manager are 27 old on average.
How many years of experience do you usually have as a Route Manager?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
On average, people have 6 years of experience when they start working as a Route Manager
Which industries should a Route Manager consider working in?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
For a Route Manager it’s the most likely to work in the Personal Services.
Speaking of higher education, do I need a degree as a Route Manager?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
As a Route Manager you’ll probably need No higher education
Which company is likely to have openings for Route Manager positions?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Most people work for DS Services of America, Ecolab, G&K Services, Waste Management , Inc. and Waste Management
How many years do people work as a Route Manager before changing their role?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
A Route Manager typically moves on after 4 years
Is it common for people to switch companies and still work as a Route Manager?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
On average a Route Manager works for only a few companies.
What do people usually work as before switching to Route Manager?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
A Route Manager probably worked as Operations Manager, Route Sales Representative or Customer Service Representative before
What are the typical next steps for someone working as a Route Manager?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Consider the following: Operations Manager, District Manager or Service Manager
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