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
$42,060
25th Percentile Wage
$51,640
50th Percentile Wage
$65,810
75th Percentile Wage
$84,750
90th Percentile Wage
$109,000

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
201665,8101.35%4.57%
201564,9201.31%-
201464,0701.23%-
201363,2800.76%-
201262,800--

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
$83,330
Postal Service (federal government)
$81,190
Postal Service (federal government)
$81,190
Rail Transportation
$80,060
Rail Transportation
$80,060
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$77,270
Support Activities for Water Transportation
$77,040
Pipeline Transportation
$73,660
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$72,420
Water Transportation
$72,180
Other Pipeline Transportation
$71,640
Local Messengers and Local Delivery
$70,510
Nonscheduled Air Transportation
$70,320
Taxi and Limousine Service
$69,980
Air Transportation
$69,780
Scheduled Air Transportation
$69,400
Support Activities for Rail Transportation
$67,770
School and Employee Bus Transportation
$67,510
Couriers and Messengers
$67,110
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation
$66,890
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$66,470
Support Activities for Transportation
$66,410
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$66,250
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land
$65,800
Freight Transportation Arrangement
$65,660
Other Support Activities for Transportation
$65,490
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$62,440
Specialized Freight Trucking
$61,670
Warehousing and Storage
$61,200
Warehousing and Storage
$61,200
Charter Bus Industry
$60,840
Truck Transportation
$60,730
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation
$60,240
General Freight Trucking
$60,110
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water
$59,830
Support Activities for Road Transportation
$58,560
Inland Water Transportation
$57,930
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$56,680

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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