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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
$62,160
25th Percentile Wage
$107,190
50th Percentile Wage
$185,010
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
2017
$185,010
-2.26% 17.76%
2016
$189,190
4.98% -
2015
$179,770
5.39% -
2014
$170,080
6.86% -
2013
$158,410
3.95% -
2012
$152,160
- -

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 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
$206,580
Rail Transportation
$199,010
Rail Transportation
$199,010
Warehousing and Storage
$195,900
Warehousing and Storage
$195,900
Air Transportation
$195,870
Scheduled Air Transportation
$189,440
Freight Transportation Arrangement
$187,520
Charter Bus Industry
$185,710
Other Pipeline Transportation
$184,270
Truck Transportation
$180,910
General Freight Trucking
$179,530
School and Employee Bus Transportation
$178,580
Support Activities for Water Transportation
$177,860
Urban Transit Systems
$174,490
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$170,250
Other Support Activities for Transportation
$169,630
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation
$168,230
Support Activities for Transportation
$167,520
Specialized Freight Trucking
$167,080
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$161,490
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$154,900
Taxi and Limousine Service
$149,640
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$132,790
Support Activities for Rail Transportation
$126,480
Couriers and Messengers
$125,260
Local Messengers and Local Delivery
$100,030
Support Activities for Road Transportation
$73,680

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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