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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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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
1.47% 8.71%
1.54% -
2.26% -
4.32% -
-0.63% -
- -

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
Other Pipeline Transportation
Pipeline Transportation
Inland Water Transportation
Water Transportation
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
Support Activities for Road Transportation
Scheduled Air Transportation
Rail Transportation
Rail Transportation
Freight Transportation Arrangement
Air Transportation
Support Activities for Air Transportation
Support Activities for Transportation
Couriers and Messengers
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
Nonscheduled Air Transportation
Other Support Activities for Transportation
Truck Transportation
Warehousing and Storage
Warehousing and Storage
Support Activities for Rail Transportation
Urban Transit Systems
Postal Service (federal government)
Postal Service (federal government)
Specialized Freight Trucking
General Freight Trucking
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
Support Activities for Water Transportation

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


Highest paying industries for engineers.