Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Manager Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

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

Average Annual Salary of Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,960
25th Percentile Wage
$68,720
50th Percentile Wage
$87,600
75th Percentile Wage
$111,710
90th Percentile Wage
$143,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for transportation, storage, and distribution 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) transportation, storage, and distribution managers is $143,900. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $87,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid transportation, storage, and distribution managers is $53,960.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201687,6002.28%8.14%
201585,6001.43%-
201484,3801.40%-
201383,2003.28%-
201280,470--

Compare Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Transportation and Warehousing Sector

The average salaries of transportation, storage, and distribution managers in 38 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 transportation, storage, and distribution manager occupations is the inland water transportation industry with an annual salary $117,710. The lowest paying industry is the scenic and sightseeing transportation, land industry (annual salary $58,310). For detailed transportation, storage, and distribution manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Inland Water Transportation
$117,710
Water Transportation
$108,340
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$106,990
Taxi and Limousine Service
$99,960
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$99,840
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$99,740
Scheduled Air Transportation
$99,400
Couriers and Messengers
$98,900
Air Transportation
$98,880
Nonscheduled Air Transportation
$94,410
Support Activities for Water Transportation
$93,530
Rail Transportation
$92,900
Rail Transportation
$92,900
Freight Transportation Arrangement
$90,750
Support Activities for Transportation
$89,830
Other Pipeline Transportation
$88,280
Postal Service (federal government)
$86,640
Postal Service (federal government)
$86,640
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$86,580
Support Activities for Road Transportation
$86,240
Warehousing and Storage
$85,800
Warehousing and Storage
$85,800
Pipeline Transportation
$85,530
School and Employee Bus Transportation
$82,880
Charter Bus Industry
$82,180
General Freight Trucking
$80,140
Truck Transportation
$79,520
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$79,230
Local Messengers and Local Delivery
$78,470
Support Activities for Rail Transportation
$77,530
Specialized Freight Trucking
$77,400
Urban Transit Systems
$75,790
Other Support Activities for Transportation
$75,430
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation
$75,120
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$74,330
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation
$68,520
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$67,030
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land
$58,310

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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