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Purchasing Manager Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

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

Average Annual Salary of Purchasing Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,350
25th Percentile Wage
$83,910
50th Percentile Wage
$110,200
75th Percentile Wage
$136,910
90th Percentile Wage
$168,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing 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) purchasing managers is $168,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $110,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing managers is $64,350.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$110,200
2.15% 11.63%
2016
$107,830
0.92% -
2015
$106,840
-0.04% -
2014
$106,880
5.40% -
2013
$101,110
3.69% -
2012
$97,380
- -

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

The average salaries of purchasing managers in 18 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 purchasing manager occupations is the pipeline transportation industry with an annual salary $125,180. The lowest paying industry is the specialized freight trucking industry (annual salary $77,240). For detailed purchasing manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Pipeline Transportation
$125,180
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$123,880
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$120,560
Scheduled Air Transportation
$120,240
Air Transportation
$119,600
Water Transportation
$114,940
Rail Transportation
$111,960
Rail Transportation
$111,960
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$111,060
Warehousing and Storage
$108,080
Warehousing and Storage
$108,080
Support Activities for Transportation
$98,100
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$96,440
General Freight Trucking
$95,430
Freight Transportation Arrangement
$93,610
Nonscheduled Air Transportation
$93,260
Truck Transportation
$87,700
Specialized Freight Trucking
$77,240

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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