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General and Operations Manager Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

The salary statistics of general and operations managers in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare general and operations manager salaries in different industries within the transportation and warehousing sector.

Average Annual Salary of General and Operations Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,580
25th Percentile Wage
$64,450
50th Percentile Wage
$93,110
75th Percentile Wage
$138,690
90th Percentile Wage
$207,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general and operations managers in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) general and operations managers is $207,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $93,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid general and operations managers is $46,580.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201693,1101.75%5.18%
201591,480-0.23%-
201491,6900.38%-
201391,3403.34%-
201288,290--

Compare General and Operations Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Transportation and Warehousing Sector

The average salaries of general and operations managers 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 general and operations manager occupations is the pipeline transportation of crude oil industry with an annual salary $144,780. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for road transportation industry (annual salary $71,730). For detailed general and operations manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$144,780
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$130,460
Water Transportation
$124,320
Other Pipeline Transportation
$122,740
Postal Service (federal government)
$118,920
Postal Service (federal government)
$118,920
Rail Transportation
$118,530
Rail Transportation
$118,530
Pipeline Transportation
$117,860
Nonscheduled Air Transportation
$110,040
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$107,910
Inland Water Transportation
$106,080
Support Activities for Water Transportation
$105,950
Air Transportation
$102,430
Freight Transportation Arrangement
$101,280
Scheduled Air Transportation
$99,290
Warehousing and Storage
$96,050
Warehousing and Storage
$96,050
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$96,030
Support Activities for Transportation
$95,480
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation
$94,600
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$93,560
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other
$92,100
Charter Bus Industry
$90,870
Couriers and Messengers
$90,330
General Freight Trucking
$89,210
Local Messengers and Local Delivery
$86,120
Other Support Activities for Transportation
$85,600
Truck Transportation
$85,530
Support Activities for Rail Transportation
$85,410
Taxi and Limousine Service
$84,950
School and Employee Bus Transportation
$84,420
Urban Transit Systems
$83,810
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$83,650
Specialized Freight Trucking
$80,680
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$79,650
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation
$75,440
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water
$74,010
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land
$72,970
Support Activities for Road Transportation
$71,730

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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