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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
$47,160
25th Percentile Wage
$65,510
50th Percentile Wage
$95,460
75th Percentile Wage
$145,590
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

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 $145,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $95,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid top executives is $47,160.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of top executives in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201695,4601.67%4.65%
201593,870-0.06%-
201493,9300.17%-
201393,7702.93%-
201291,020--

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 pipeline transportation of crude oil industry with an annual salary $146,520. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for road transportation industry (annual salary $72,660). For detailed top executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$146,520
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$137,380
Water Transportation
$129,660
Other Pipeline Transportation
$126,940
Pipeline Transportation
$121,600
Postal Service (federal government)
$121,190
Postal Service (federal government)
$121,190
Rail Transportation
$120,870
Rail Transportation
$120,870
Nonscheduled Air Transportation
$115,020
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$111,740
Inland Water Transportation
$111,070
Support Activities for Water Transportation
$109,080
Air Transportation
$104,790
Freight Transportation Arrangement
$104,010
Scheduled Air Transportation
$101,020
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$99,840
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other
$98,990
Support Activities for Transportation
$98,120
Warehousing and Storage
$97,940
Warehousing and Storage
$97,940
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation
$97,340
Charter Bus Industry
$95,510
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$93,980
General Freight Trucking
$92,070
Couriers and Messengers
$90,710
Urban Transit Systems
$90,690
Other Support Activities for Transportation
$89,980
School and Employee Bus Transportation
$88,430
Truck Transportation
$88,030
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$87,110
Taxi and Limousine Service
$86,760
Local Messengers and Local Delivery
$86,660
Support Activities for Rail Transportation
$86,620
Specialized Freight Trucking
$82,280
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$81,990
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation
$77,050
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water
$75,550
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land
$74,420
Support Activities for Road Transportation
$72,660

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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