Accountant and Auditor Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

The salary statistics of accountants and auditors in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare accountant and auditor salaries in different industries within the transportation and warehousing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors 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) accountants and auditors is $109,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid accountants and auditors is $42,060.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Accountant and Auditor Salary in Different Industries within the Transportation and Warehousing Sector

The average salaries of accountants and auditors 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 accountant and auditor occupations is the pipeline transportation of crude oil industry with an annual salary $83,330. The lowest paying industry is the other transit and ground passenger transportation industry (annual salary $56,680). For detailed accountant and auditor salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
Postal Service (federal government)
Postal Service (federal government)
Rail Transportation
Rail Transportation
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
Support Activities for Water Transportation
Pipeline Transportation
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
Water Transportation
Other Pipeline Transportation
Local Messengers and Local Delivery
Nonscheduled Air Transportation
Taxi and Limousine Service
Air Transportation
Scheduled Air Transportation
Support Activities for Rail Transportation
School and Employee Bus Transportation
Couriers and Messengers
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
Support Activities for Transportation
Support Activities for Air Transportation
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land
Freight Transportation Arrangement
Other Support Activities for Transportation
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
Specialized Freight Trucking
Warehousing and Storage
Warehousing and Storage
Charter Bus Industry
Truck Transportation
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation
General Freight Trucking
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water
Support Activities for Road Transportation
Inland Water Transportation
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation

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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