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Highest Paying Industries for Logisticians

The top 100 highest paying industries for logisticians (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 $93,590, oil and gas extraction is the highest paying industry for logisticians. It is followed by pipeline transportation of natural gas industry (average annual salary $85,650). 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 logisticians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Logisticians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Oil and Gas Extraction
$93,590
510
2 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$85,650
70
3 Pipeline Transportation
$84,510
90
4 Natural Gas Distribution
$83,770
580
5 Utilities
$83,250
1,280
6 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$82,820
700
7 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$82,520
280
8 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$82,040
340
9 Depository Credit Intermediation
$81,940
90
10 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$81,900
310
11 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$81,030
350
12 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$80,660
9,810
13 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$80,570
26,350
14 Federal government, including USPS
$80,430
26,820
15 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$80,370
27,050
16 Federal, State, and Local Government
$80,370
27,050
17 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$80,270
1,730
18 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$80,230
160
19 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$80,150
4,770
20 Insurance Carriers
$80,110
450
21 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$79,920
27,870
22 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$79,520
2,200
23 Individual and Family Services
$79,510
40
24 Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$79,480
40
25 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$79,430
480
26 Scientific Research and Development Services
$79,420
2,220
27 Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$79,300
80
28 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$79,000
1,250
29 Telecommunications
$78,730
1,370
30 Other Telecommunications
$78,560
240
31 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$78,530
800
32 Software Publishers
$78,190
300
33 Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$78,170
230
34 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$78,030
3,960
35 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$78,010
13,670
36 Hardware Manufacturing
$77,810
n/a
37 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$77,770
100
38 Water Transportation
$77,700
250
39 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$77,060
5,470
40 Engineering Services
$77,020
3,550
41 Finance and Insurance
$76,910
850
42 Mining
$76,790
1,290
43 Information
$76,720
2,350
44 Scheduled Air Transportation
$76,650
860
45 Testing Laboratories
$76,350
240
46 Nonresidential Building Construction
$76,340
260
47 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$76,320
2,370
48 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$76,120
40
49 Air Transportation
$76,080
880
50 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$76,030
30
51 Construction of Buildings
$76,010
310
52 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$75,900
700
53 Rail Transportation
$75,510
140
54 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$75,480
640
55 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$75,460
750
56 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$75,440
930
57 Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$75,300
470
58 Couriers and Messengers
$75,190
480
59 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$75,050
530
60 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$74,960
210
61 Support Activities for Water Transportation
$74,890
40
62 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$74,820
900
63 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$74,540
160
64 Household Appliance Manufacturing
$74,540
180
65 Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$74,310
80
66 Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services
$74,020
30
67 Construction
$73,950
780
68 Manufacturing
$73,900
33,560
69 Social Advocacy Organizations
$73,840
n/a
70 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$73,820
350
71 Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$73,720
70
72 Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$73,390
50
73 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$73,360
220
74 Support Activities for Air Transportation
$73,220
340
75 Chemical Manufacturing
$73,200
3,290
76 Temporary Help Services
$72,960
1,020
77 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$72,930
21,480
78 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$72,900
860
79 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$72,660
60
80 Social Assistance
$72,560
90
81 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$72,450
150
82 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$72,440
320
83 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$72,390
11,840
84 Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$72,320
90
85 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$72,250
470
86 Ship and Boat Building
$72,120
500
87 Amusement Parks and Arcades
$72,040
60
88 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$71,940
70
89 Support Activities for Mining
$71,830
580
90 Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$71,540
380
91 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$71,430
1,700
92 Employment Services
$71,370
1,230
93 Postal Service (federal government)
$71,220
470
94 Clothing Stores
$71,210
40
95 Utility System Construction
$71,090
90
96 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$71,080
640
97 Beverage Manufacturing
$70,860
620
98 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$70,800
140
99 Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
$70,760
40
100 Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$70,640
490
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