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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
$64,730
25th Percentile Wage
$82,290
50th Percentile Wage
$107,830
75th Percentile Wage
$136,280
90th Percentile Wage
$167,900

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 $167,900. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $107,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing managers is $64,730.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016107,8300.92%9.69%
2015106,840-0.04%-
2014106,8805.40%-
2013101,1103.69%-
201297,380--

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

The average salaries of purchasing managers in 14 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 $128,490. The lowest paying industry is the truck transportation industry (annual salary $86,320). For detailed purchasing manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Pipeline Transportation
$128,490
Scheduled Air Transportation
$121,230
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$121,050
Air Transportation
$120,660
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$111,060
Rail Transportation
$107,780
Rail Transportation
$107,780
Support Activities for Transportation
$107,740
Water Transportation
$105,900
Warehousing and Storage
$104,770
Warehousing and Storage
$104,770
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$99,250
General Freight Trucking
$95,430
Truck Transportation
$86,320

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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