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Chief Executive Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

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

Average Annual Salary of Chief Executives

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$77,760
25th Percentile Wage
$114,300
50th Percentile Wage
$189,190
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $189,190. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $114,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chief executives is $77,760.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016189,1904.98%19.57%
2015179,7705.39%-
2014170,0806.86%-
2013158,4103.95%-
2012152,160--

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

The average salaries of chief executives in 28 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 chief executive occupations is the other support activities for transportation industry with an annual salary $207,980. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for road transportation industry (annual salary $94,620). For detailed chief executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Support Activities for Transportation
$207,980
Warehousing and Storage
$203,170
Warehousing and Storage
$203,170
Rail Transportation
$199,010
Rail Transportation
$199,010
School and Employee Bus Transportation
$195,830
Freight Transportation Arrangement
$194,970
Support Activities for Transportation
$191,540
Nonscheduled Air Transportation
$189,990
Charter Bus Industry
$185,710
Other Pipeline Transportation
$184,270
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$182,530
General Freight Trucking
$179,530
Air Transportation
$178,110
Support Activities for Water Transportation
$177,860
Local Messengers and Local Delivery
$177,660
Truck Transportation
$175,110
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$170,840
Specialized Freight Trucking
$167,080
Scheduled Air Transportation
$159,390
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$154,900
Urban Transit Systems
$152,410
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation
$151,750
Taxi and Limousine Service
$149,640
Couriers and Messengers
$147,450
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$146,030
Support Activities for Rail Transportation
$115,770
Support Activities for Road Transportation
$94,620

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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