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Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Manager Salary Information

The salary statistics of transportation, storage, and distribution managers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of transportation, storage, and distribution managers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The transportation, storage, and distribution managers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$146,110
75th Percentile Wage
$112,400
50th Percentile Wage
$85,400
25th Percentile Wage
$65,100
10th Percentile Wage
$50,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for transportation, storage, and distribution managers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) transportation, storage, and distribution managers is $146,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $85,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,640. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 188% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $85,400 1.80%
2013 $83,890 2.52%
2012 $81,830 1.20%
2011 $80,860 0.81%
2010 $80,210 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for transportation, storage, and distribution managers from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 6.47%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 2.52%. We also note that the average annual wage had a small growth of 1.20% in 2012 and a small growth of 0.81% in 2011.

Table 3. Average Salary of Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$85,400
Compensation and Benefits Managers
$108,070
Human Resources Managers
$102,780
Training and Development Managers
$101,930
Administrative Services Managers
$83,790
Computer and Information Systems Managers
$127,640
Financial Managers
$115,320

Table 4. Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Manager Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of transportation, storage, and distribution managers in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for transportation, storage, and distribution managers occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $123,080. The lowest paying sector is the real estate and rental and leasing sector (annual salary $56,430).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$123,080
Utilities
$106,740
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$104,030
Mining
$100,990
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$95,470
Information
$93,910
Federal, State, and Local Government
$92,140
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$90,040
Manufacturing
$88,830
Construction
$87,660
Health Care and Social Assistance
$85,490
Transportation and Warehousing
$84,380
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$81,280
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$78,800
Educational Services
$78,610
Wholesale Trade
$76,730
Retail Trade
$75,550
Accommodation and Food Services
$70,830
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$69,350
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$56,430

Table 5. Median Annual Wage of Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers by States

From the above tables we note that not only transportation, storage, and distribution managers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of transportation, storage, and distribution managers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $58,580 to $124,990. The highest paying state for transportation, storage, and distribution managers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $124,990. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $58,580. For more salary information of transportation, storage, and distribution managers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$124,990
Delaware
$112,520
New Jersey
$106,820
Rhode Island
$102,130
Connecticut
$101,340
New York
$99,370
New Hampshire
$97,690
Virginia
$95,910
Colorado
$95,080
Washington
$94,460
Pennsylvania
$90,600
South Dakota
$89,860
Florida
$88,830
North Carolina
$88,700
Arkansas
$88,210
Maryland
$88,190
Nebraska
$88,190
Michigan
$87,340
Minnesota
$86,970
South Carolina
$86,760
California
$86,680
Texas
$86,240
Wyoming
$85,620
Alabama
$85,000
Massachusetts
$84,950
Illinois
$82,890
Utah
$82,630
Kansas
$82,540
Missouri
$82,280
Georgia
$82,180
Alaska
$80,550
Kentucky
$79,620
Ohio
$79,170
Oregon
$78,970
Wisconsin
$78,770
Montana
$78,490
North Dakota
$78,060
Vermont
$77,670
New Mexico
$77,210
Louisiana
$76,750
Arizona
$75,030
Indiana
$74,700
Hawaii
$74,360
Tennessee
$73,950
Nevada
$71,680
Maine
$71,550
West Virginia
$68,740
Iowa
$66,640
Idaho
$66,300
Mississippi
$66,060
Virgin Islands
$65,850
Puerto Rico
$65,600
Oklahoma
$65,400
Guam
$58,580