Human Resources Specialist Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

The salary statistics of human resources specialists in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare human resources specialist salaries in different industries within the transportation and warehousing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Human Resources Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,230
25th Percentile Wage
$44,000
50th Percentile Wage
$56,800
75th Percentile Wage
$73,410
90th Percentile Wage
$91,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources specialists 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) human resources specialists is $91,040. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources specialists is $34,230.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,800-1.02%4.72%
201557,3801.59%-
201456,4701.01%-
201355,9003.18%-
201254,120--

Compare Human Resources Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Transportation and Warehousing Sector

The average salaries of human resources specialists in 29 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 human resources specialist occupations is the pipeline transportation industry with an annual salary $83,960. The lowest paying industry is the local messengers and local delivery industry (annual salary $47,470). For detailed human resources specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Pipeline Transportation
$83,960
Rail Transportation
$71,800
Rail Transportation
$71,800
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$70,970
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$70,510
Support Activities for Water Transportation
$69,350
Water Transportation
$63,990
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$62,600
Postal Service (federal government)
$61,080
Postal Service (federal government)
$61,080
Couriers and Messengers
$60,570
Taxi and Limousine Service
$60,510
Nonscheduled Air Transportation
$60,360
Air Transportation
$60,040
Scheduled Air Transportation
$59,900
Warehousing and Storage
$59,460
Warehousing and Storage
$59,460
School and Employee Bus Transportation
$59,260
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$58,110
Support Activities for Transportation
$58,000
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$57,480
Freight Transportation Arrangement
$57,430
Inland Water Transportation
$55,170
Support Activities for Road Transportation
$54,420
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$52,850
General Freight Trucking
$50,610
Truck Transportation
$50,240
Specialized Freight Trucking
$49,030
Local Messengers and Local Delivery
$47,470

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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