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Highest Paying Industries for Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

The top 100 highest paying industries for transportation, storage, and distribution managers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $129,180, aerospace product and parts manufacturing is the highest paying industry for transportation, storage, and distribution managers. It is followed by computer systems design and related services industry (average annual salary $128,810). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of transportation, storage, and distribution managers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$129,180
530
2 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$128,810
280
3 Automobile Dealers
$127,450
50
4 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$126,210
n/a
5 Depository Credit Intermediation
$125,040
110
6 Finance and Insurance
$123,080
180
7 Oil and Gas Extraction
$120,070
270
8 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$118,710
190
9 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$115,970
50
10 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$114,960
1,030
11 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$114,390
290
12 Temporary Help Services
$114,350
180
13 Telecommunications
$113,680
280
14 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$112,490
210
15 Natural Gas Distribution
$112,280
210
16 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$112,230
290
17 Scientific Research and Development Services
$112,230
290
18 Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$111,880
520
19 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$110,880
80
20 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$108,930
50
21 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$108,810
70
22 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$108,770
740
23 Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$108,610
140
24 Other Information Services
$107,480
n/a
25 Water Transportation
$107,050
610
26 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$106,940
60
27 Utilities
$106,740
730
28 Testing Laboratories
$105,190
40
29 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$104,980
140
30 Tobacco Manufacturing
$104,880
50
31 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$104,620
280
32 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$104,540
520
33 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$104,030
7,720
34 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$103,900
340
35 Insurance Carriers
$103,570
40
36 Household Appliance Manufacturing
$103,260
50
37 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$103,260
300
38 Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$102,280
140
39 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$101,390
40
40 Machinery Manufacturing
$101,310
740
41 Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$101,290
40
42 Mining
$100,990
620
43 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$100,740
30
44 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$100,400
90
45 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$100,270
50
46 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$99,720
220
47 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$99,650
120
48 Individual and Family Services
$99,510
40
49 Employment Services
$99,070
260
50 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$98,920
6,910
51 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$98,550
150
52 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$98,470
360
53 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$97,440
480
54 Federal government, including USPS
$97,430
7,620
55 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$97,400
500
56 Engineering Services
$97,360
320
57 Support Activities for Water Transportation
$96,460
550
58 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$96,100
230
59 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$96,060
150
60 Scheduled Air Transportation
$95,650
2,460
61 Air Transportation
$95,610
2,710
62 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$95,470
2,410
63 Support Activities for Mining
$95,460
250
64 Nonscheduled Air Transportation
$95,190
250
65 Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$94,980
3,090
66 Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
$94,850
90
67 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$94,240
30
68 Information
$93,910
1,060
69 Utility System Construction
$93,870
50
70 Couriers and Messengers
$93,540
3,420
71 Hospitals - Privately owned
$93,490
300
72 Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$93,410
60
73 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$93,310
290
74 Software Publishers
$93,300
100
75 Ship and Boat Building
$93,300
70
76 Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$93,020
40
77 Metal Ore Mining
$92,770
40
78 Pipeline Transportation
$92,330
240
79 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$92,170
60
80 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$92,140
12,770
81 Federal, State, and Local Government
$92,140
12,770
82 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$92,040
330
83 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$91,780
30
84 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$91,770
60
85 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$91,670
120
86 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$91,410
640
87 Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$91,310
630
88 Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$91,300
40
89 Apparel Manufacturing
$91,150
70
90 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$91,040
320
91 Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$91,010
180
92 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$90,990
390
93 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$90,750
340
94 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$90,520
100
95 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$90,360
14,740
96 Chemical Manufacturing
$90,230
1,840
97 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$90,040
2,000
98 Waste Collection
$89,240
500
99 Postal Service (federal government)
$89,230
710
100 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$89,210
40
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