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Sales Manager Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

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

Average Annual Salary of Sales Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$60,200
25th Percentile Wage
$80,780
50th Percentile Wage
$106,570
75th Percentile Wage
$143,270
90th Percentile Wage
$196,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for sales 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) sales managers is $196,680. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $106,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid sales managers is $60,200.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$106,570
3.54% 11.39%
2016
$102,800
2.72% -
2015
$100,000
2.85% -
2014
$97,150
0.02% -
2013
$97,130
2.78% -
2012
$94,430
- -

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

The average salaries of sales managers in 32 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 sales manager occupations is the support activities for water transportation industry with an annual salary $149,590. The lowest paying industry is the taxi and limousine service industry (annual salary $64,150). For detailed sales manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Support Activities for Water Transportation
$149,590
Pipeline Transportation
$123,190
Water Transportation
$121,520
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$121,250
Scheduled Air Transportation
$117,850
Air Transportation
$114,330
Truck Transportation
$111,720
Nonscheduled Air Transportation
$109,220
Freight Transportation Arrangement
$108,700
Support Activities for Transportation
$108,640
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$105,820
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$105,600
Couriers and Messengers
$105,420
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$105,120
General Freight Trucking
$104,000
Warehousing and Storage
$99,470
Warehousing and Storage
$99,470
Local Messengers and Local Delivery
$98,030
Rail Transportation
$97,970
Rail Transportation
$97,970
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$96,470
Specialized Freight Trucking
$94,360
Postal Service (federal government)
$88,170
Postal Service (federal government)
$88,170
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$86,480
Charter Bus Industry
$83,730
Support Activities for Road Transportation
$81,810
Other Support Activities for Transportation
$77,690
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation
$74,960
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land
$69,670
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water
$64,280
Taxi and Limousine Service
$64,150

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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