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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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
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 $185,010. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $107,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chief executives is $62,160.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
-2.26% 17.76%
4.98% -
5.39% -
6.86% -
3.95% -
- -

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 nonscheduled air transportation industry with an annual salary $206,580. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for road transportation industry (annual salary $73,680). For detailed chief executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Nonscheduled Air Transportation
Rail Transportation
Rail Transportation
Warehousing and Storage
Warehousing and Storage
Air Transportation
Scheduled Air Transportation
Freight Transportation Arrangement
Charter Bus Industry
Other Pipeline Transportation
Truck Transportation
General Freight Trucking
School and Employee Bus Transportation
Support Activities for Water Transportation
Urban Transit Systems
Support Activities for Air Transportation
Other Support Activities for Transportation
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation
Support Activities for Transportation
Specialized Freight Trucking
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
Taxi and Limousine Service
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
Support Activities for Rail Transportation
Couriers and Messengers
Local Messengers and Local Delivery
Support Activities for Road Transportation

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


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