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
$54,430
25th Percentile Wage
$69,940
50th Percentile Wage
$90,160
75th Percentile Wage
$115,810
90th Percentile Wage
$147,540

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 $147,540. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $90,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid transportation, storage, and distribution managers is $54,430.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$90,160
2.84% 10.75%
2016
$87,600
2.28% -
2015
$85,600
1.43% -
2014
$84,380
1.40% -
2013
$83,200
3.28% -
2012
$80,470
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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 other pipeline transportation industry with an annual salary $117,550. The lowest paying industry is the pipeline transportation of crude oil industry (annual salary $67,030). For detailed transportation, storage, and distribution manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Pipeline Transportation
$117,550
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$113,570
Water Transportation
$110,270
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$104,930
Pipeline Transportation
$104,820
Couriers and Messengers
$103,090
Scheduled Air Transportation
$101,960
Air Transportation
$101,920
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$101,630
Nonscheduled Air Transportation
$101,590
Rail Transportation
$99,290
Rail Transportation
$99,290
Inland Water Transportation
$96,630
Support Activities for Water Transportation
$94,150
Local Messengers and Local Delivery
$90,450
Warehousing and Storage
$89,870
Warehousing and Storage
$89,870
Taxi and Limousine Service
$89,590
Postal Service (federal government)
$88,550
Postal Service (federal government)
$88,550
Support Activities for Transportation
$88,530
Freight Transportation Arrangement
$88,500
Support Activities for Road Transportation
$87,090
Support Activities for Rail Transportation
$87,090
School and Employee Bus Transportation
$86,300
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$83,010
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$83,000
Charter Bus Industry
$82,180
Urban Transit Systems
$81,460
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$81,270
General Freight Trucking
$80,140
Truck Transportation
$80,100
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation
$78,680
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation
$78,460
Specialized Freight Trucking
$77,400
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land
$75,860
Other Support Activities for Transportation
$68,620
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$67,030

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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