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Engineer Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

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

Average Annual Salary of Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,910
25th Percentile Wage
$71,340
50th Percentile Wage
$90,290
75th Percentile Wage
$114,570
90th Percentile Wage
$141,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for engineers 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) engineers is $141,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $90,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid engineers is $56,910.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$90,290
1.47% 8.71%
2016
$88,960
1.54% -
2015
$87,590
2.26% -
2014
$85,610
4.32% -
2013
$81,910
-0.63% -
2012
$82,430
- -

Compare Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Transportation and Warehousing Sector

The average salaries of engineers in 30 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 engineer occupations is the pipeline transportation of crude oil industry with an annual salary $113,020. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for water transportation industry (annual salary $73,680). For detailed engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$113,020
Other Pipeline Transportation
$110,630
Pipeline Transportation
$107,800
Inland Water Transportation
$104,430
Water Transportation
$102,830
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$101,270
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$101,020
Support Activities for Road Transportation
$99,130
Scheduled Air Transportation
$93,340
Rail Transportation
$92,610
Rail Transportation
$92,610
Freight Transportation Arrangement
$91,100
Air Transportation
$90,980
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$87,240
Support Activities for Transportation
$85,690
Couriers and Messengers
$84,120
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$84,110
Nonscheduled Air Transportation
$84,010
Other Support Activities for Transportation
$83,350
Truck Transportation
$82,650
Warehousing and Storage
$82,240
Warehousing and Storage
$82,240
Support Activities for Rail Transportation
$79,020
Urban Transit Systems
$78,960
Postal Service (federal government)
$78,660
Postal Service (federal government)
$78,660
Specialized Freight Trucking
$77,290
General Freight Trucking
$75,360
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$74,690
Support Activities for Water Transportation
$73,680

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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