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Economists Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

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

Average Annual Salary of Economists

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 economists 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) economists is $141,780. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $115,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid economists is $71,770.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of economists in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth

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

The average salaries of economists in two industries in the transportation and warehousing sector are shown below. For detailed economists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Postal Service (federal government)
Postal Service (federal government)

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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