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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
$56,670
25th Percentile Wage
$70,580
50th Percentile Wage
$88,960
75th Percentile Wage
$113,560
90th Percentile Wage
$142,140

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 $142,140. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $88,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid engineers is $56,670.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201688,9601.54%7.34%
201587,5902.26%-
201485,6104.32%-
201381,910-0.63%-
201282,430--

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

The average salaries of engineers 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 engineer occupations is the pipeline transportation of crude oil industry with an annual salary $111,230. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for rail transportation industry (annual salary $72,430). For detailed engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$111,230
Other Pipeline Transportation
$110,330
Pipeline Transportation
$108,170
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$107,590
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$102,800
Other Support Activities for Transportation
$98,630
Water Transportation
$96,560
Scheduled Air Transportation
$92,870
Air Transportation
$90,950
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$87,450
Support Activities for Transportation
$85,410
Rail Transportation
$85,250
Rail Transportation
$85,250
Inland Water Transportation
$84,690
Couriers and Messengers
$84,210
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$84,160
Freight Transportation Arrangement
$84,140
Nonscheduled Air Transportation
$83,860
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$81,570
Urban Transit Systems
$81,570
Warehousing and Storage
$81,130
Warehousing and Storage
$81,130
Postal Service (federal government)
$78,020
Postal Service (federal government)
$78,020
Specialized Freight Trucking
$77,290
Support Activities for Water Transportation
$76,930
Truck Transportation
$76,580
General Freight Trucking
$75,360
Support Activities for Rail Transportation
$72,430

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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