Engineer Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

The salary statistics of engineers in the industry sector of wholesale trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare engineer salaries in different industries within the wholesale trade sector.

Average Annual Salary of Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,620
25th Percentile Wage
$68,600
50th Percentile Wage
$88,570
75th Percentile Wage
$115,100
90th Percentile Wage
$145,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for engineers in the industry sector of wholesale trade. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) engineers is $145,320. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $88,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid engineers is $54,620.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of engineers in the industry sector of wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201688,570-0.01%5.14%
201588,5802.21%-
201486,6201.72%-
201385,1301.30%-
201284,020--

Compare Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of engineers in 22 industries in the wholesale trade sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for engineer occupations is the professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $95,570. The lowest paying industry is the farm product raw material merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $63,920). For detailed engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$95,570
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$94,740
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$94,650
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$92,600
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$91,450
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$91,450
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$89,430
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$88,630
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$88,400
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$87,780
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$86,500
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$83,420
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$82,300
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$80,630
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$80,210
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$77,180
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$76,680
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$75,060
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$74,320
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$74,240
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$69,990
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$63,920

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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