How does your salary stack up against other public sector fleet managers, and how has the economy contributed to overall pay? With a sample size of more than 300 fleet professionals, GF looks into what factors impact salaries, including education, age, gender, experience, number of employees managed, and more.

The average fleet manager is a male between 51 and 60 years old, with more than 20 years of experience, responsible for many facets of vehicle management including acquisition, disposal, maintenance and repair, budgeting, and fleet data systems operation and maintenance.

Some notable trends in 2010, in comparison with 2008 data, is that average salary for female fleet professionals has increased by more than $3,000, while salaries for males stayed the same. This largely contributed to the slight increase in overall salaries. Salaries for males were still 18 percent higher than salaries for female fleet professionals in 2010. Another change is the significant decrease in reported performance-based compensation initiatives as well as cost-of-living adjustments for 2010.

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