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Top Executive Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

The salary statistics of top executives in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare top executive salaries in different industries within the transportation and warehousing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Top Executives

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage
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Table 1 shows the average annual salary for top executives in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) top executives is $146,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $97,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid top executives is $47,280.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of top executives in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
1.86% 6.43%
1.67% -
-0.06% -
0.17% -
2.93% -
- -

Compare Top Executive Salary in Different Industries within the Transportation and Warehousing Sector

The average salaries of top executives in 40 industries in the transportation and warehousing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for top executive occupations is the deep sea, coastal, and great lakes water transportation industry with an annual salary $145,990. The lowest paying industry is the scenic and sightseeing transportation, water industry (annual salary $73,070). For detailed top executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
Other Pipeline Transportation
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
Water Transportation
Postal Service (federal government)
Postal Service (federal government)
Pipeline Transportation
Nonscheduled Air Transportation
Support Activities for Water Transportation
Air Transportation
Scheduled Air Transportation
Rail Transportation
Rail Transportation
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
Freight Transportation Arrangement
Warehousing and Storage
Warehousing and Storage
Support Activities for Transportation
Support Activities for Air Transportation
Inland Water Transportation
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation
Couriers and Messengers
General Freight Trucking
Support Activities for Rail Transportation
Urban Transit Systems
Local Messengers and Local Delivery
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land
School and Employee Bus Transportation
Charter Bus Industry
Truck Transportation
Other Support Activities for Transportation
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
Taxi and Limousine Service
Specialized Freight Trucking
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation
Support Activities for Road Transportation
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


Highest paying industries for top executives.