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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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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
3.54% 11.39%
2.72% -
2.85% -
0.02% -
2.78% -
- -

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
Pipeline Transportation
Water Transportation
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
Scheduled Air Transportation
Air Transportation
Truck Transportation
Nonscheduled Air Transportation
Freight Transportation Arrangement
Support Activities for Transportation
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
Support Activities for Air Transportation
Couriers and Messengers
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
General Freight Trucking
Warehousing and Storage
Warehousing and Storage
Local Messengers and Local Delivery
Rail Transportation
Rail Transportation
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
Specialized Freight Trucking
Postal Service (federal government)
Postal Service (federal government)
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
Charter Bus Industry
Support Activities for Road Transportation
Other Support Activities for Transportation
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water
Taxi and Limousine Service

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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