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2017 Salary Statistics: Average Pay, Retirement, Succession Plans

September 2017, Government Fleet - Feature

by Staff

How is the public fleet industry doing? Government Fleet has compiled its annual benchmarking statistics, collected from its annual survey. Salary and retirement information is collected every two years.

The average salary for professionals overseeing fleet management has jumped to $93,660, an 11% increase from what respondents reported two years ago. A higher number (85%) said their salaries had increased from the prior year than in the past, and more of them reported higher increases.

Similar to previous survey results, about two-thirds of respondents said they have a succession plan in place or are working on one. Training someone on staff to take over is still the most popular method for succession planning, and 10% of respondents said they plan to stay at their agency for consulting after official retirement.

Baby boomers make up nearly 60% of survey respondents, and 20% of respondents plan to retire within the next four years. Age of fleet staff is more varied — 17% of respondents said at least half their staff will be ready to retire in the next five years.

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About the data: In July and August, Government Fleet magazine solicited responses to an annual survey from its readership, receiving 142 qualified responses. All charts in this gallery come from this opt-in survey. Survey respondents reported salary information for their positions, which range from fleet superintendent to fleet director.

Editor's Note: This article was updated 9/6 to clarify the scope of the data and the respondents. 

COMMENTS

  1. 1. Shelly [ September 06, 2017 @ 01:29PM ]

    Where and who are they reporting? This appears to be nothing but propaganda reporting to me. Widen your aspect of who you are reporting.

  2. 2. Mont [ September 06, 2017 @ 04:46PM ]

    What positions with an average salary of $93,660 are you reporting on? Are these positions all upper management? Seems like we would want to know more about position ranges throughout the fleet industry. I have 10 year journey mechanics that make half that wage.

 

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