Transportation and Distribution Salary Survey

The Transportation and Distribution Salary Survey reports compensation data for 228 benchmark jobs related to the transportation of passengers and cargo, warehousing, storage and distribution of goods, scenic and sightseeing transportation, and support activities related to modes of transportation, including air, rail, water, and over-the-road.

The Transportation and Distribution Salary Survey documents market-based pay data for 18 executive and 210 non-management salary benchmark jobs from up to three databases: digitized public sources, ERI Assessor Series data, and direct participants. The following information is reported for each job title (salary data are shown in means, medians, and percentile cuts):

  • Annual Salary
  • Incentive/Variable Pay
  • Total Direct Annual Compensation
  • Job Description
  • Graph with a Trend Line and Data Points
  • Selected Characteristics of the Occupation (SCO)

Survey information is solicited through traditional mail, email, and online questionnaires. Each data submission is thoroughly screened by our team of experienced researchers prior to inclusion in a survey. No attempt is made to alter incumbent data as reported other than to normalize collected compensation amounts to a common date. Data collection begins October and ends March. Survey results are published annually in July, with an effective data date of March 31 of the given survey year.

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Clerk
  • Aerospace Document Control Coordinator
  • Air Transportation Sales Representative
  • Aircraft Engine Mechanic
  • Aircraft Maintenance Person
  • Aircraft Mechanic
  • Internal Audit Director
  • Internal Auditor
  • International Sales Manager
  • Inventory Clerk
  • Inventory Control Supervisor
  • Janitor
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Laborer
  • Light Truck Driver
  • Line Walker
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Clerk
  • Aerospace Document Control Coordinator
  • Air Transportation Sales Representative
  • Aircraft Engine Mechanic
  • Aircraft Maintenance Person
  • Aircraft Mechanic
  • Aircraft Mechanic for Props
  • Aircraft Mechanic Jet
  • Aircraft Navigator
  • Aircraft Pilot Jet
  • Aircraft Pilot Non-Jet
  • Airline Security Representative
  • Airplane Inspector
  • Airport Baggage Handler
  • Airport Engineer
  • Airport Manager
  • Ambulance Driver
  • Area Sales Manager
  • Armored Car Guard & Driver
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Avionics Mechanic
  • Benefits Analyst
  • Billing Analyst
  • Boat & Barge Operator
  • Building & Facilities Manager
  • Bus Driver
  • Bus Transportation Manager
  • Business Development Analyst
  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • Cargo Agent
  • Cargo Services Supervisor
  • Chauffeur
  • Chemical Operator
  • Chief Compensation & Benefits Executive
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Subsidiary Executive
  • Cleaner Transportation Vehicles
  • Communications Analyst
  • Communications Director
  • Communications Manager
  • Communications Specialist
  • Communications Technician
  • Communications Vice President
  • Computer Programmer
  • Contract Administrator
  • Contracts Manager
  • Conveyor Feeder Offbearer
  • Copilot Jet
  • Copilot Non-Jet
  • Cost Accountant
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Customer Service Representative (General Calls)
  • Data Architect
  • Deck Hand
  • Deliverer
  • Delivery Route Driver
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Dispatcher
  • Distribution Manager
  • Distribution Supervisor
  • Dock Worker
  • Documentation Clerk
  • Documentation Engineer
  • Electrician Journeyman
  • Electrolysis Engineer
  • Employee Communications Supervisor
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Equipment Operator Heavy
  • Estimator Cost
  • Executive Secretary
  • Executive Vice President
  • Expediter
  • Export Sales Manager
  • Express Delivery Services Sales Representative
  • Facilities Engineer
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Fleet Director
  • Fleet Manager
  • Fleet Supervisor
  • Flight Attendant
  • Flight Engineer
  • Flight Service Manager
  • Fluid Power Mechanic
  • Forklift Operator
  • Freight Forwarding Sales Representative
  • Front End Loader Operator
  • Fuel Attendant
  • Fuel Injection Servicer
  • Garage Servicer
  • Garage Supervisor
  • Government Affairs Representative
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy Truck Driver
  • Hoisting Machine Operator
  • HRIS Top Executive
  • Human Resources Clerk
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Hydrographer
  • Import/Export Agent
  • Import/Export Clerk
  • In Line Inspection Field Technician
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Instrument Technician
  • Integrated Disability Manager
  • Internal Audit Director
  • Internal Auditor
  • International Sales Manager
  • Inventory Clerk
  • Inventory Control Supervisor
  • Janitor
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Laborer
  • Light Truck Driver
  • Line Walker
  • Locomotive Engineer
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Logistics Manager
  • Lubrication Technician
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Marine Cargo Surveyor
  • Marine Engine Mechanic
  • Marine Engineer
  • Marine Services Technician
  • Marine Surveyor
  • Materials Handler
  • Materials Manager
  • Mechanic
  • Mechanic Truck
  • Motor Vehicle Dispatcher
  • Oiler
  • Operations Manager
  • Operations Supervisor
  • Ordinary Seaman
  • Overhead Crane Operator
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Manager
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Payroll Vice President
  • PC Specialist
  • Pipefitter
  • Pipefitter Helper
  • Pipeline Services Sales Representative
  • Porter
  • Preventive Maintenance Coordinator
  • Procurement Analyst
  • Production Coordinator
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Purchasing Clerk
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Purser
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Railroad Brake/Switch Operator
  • Railroad Car Rental Sales Representative
  • Railroad Construction Manager
  • Rate Analyst
  • Real Estate Acquisitions Manager
  • Receiving Clerk
  • Receiving Laborer
  • Receptionist
  • Regulatory Affairs Analyst
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Relocation Manager
  • Research & Development Director
  • Reservation Clerk
  • Risk Management Analyst
  • Risk Management Supervisor
  • Routing Clerk
  • Safety Manager
  • Safety Specialist
  • Safety Supervisor
  • Safety Technician
  • Sales Representative
  • Scale Operator
  • Secretary
  • Security Guard
  • Ship Captain
  • Shipmate
  • Shipping & Receiving Clerk
  • Shipping Checker
  • Shipping Clerk
  • Shipping Packer
  • Shipyard Laborer
  • Small Engine Mechanic
  • Stevedore
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Supply Clerk
  • Systems Analyst
  • Taxi Driver
  • Test Engine Evaluator
  • Ticket Agent
  • Time Clerk
  • Tool Crib Attendant
  • Top Transportation Officer
  • Trade Relations Director
  • Traffic Agent
  • Traffic Clerk
  • Traffic Manager
  • Traffic Rate Analyst
  • Traffic Supervisor
  • Trailer Mechanic
  • Transmission Mechanic
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Transportation Manager
  • Transportation Sales Representative
  • Travel Agent
  • Truck Driver Medium
  • Truck Driver Tractor Trailer
  • Truck Driver Van
  • Vehicle Maintenance Scheduler
  • Vice President Division
  • Vice President Supply Chain
  • Warehouse Director
  • Warehouse Laborer
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Warehouse Materials Handler
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Warehousing Sales Representative
  • AIR METHODS CORP
  • AIR T INC
  • AIR TRANSPORT SERVICES GROUP INC
  • ALASKA AIR GROUP INC
  • ALLEGIANT TRAVEL CO LLC
  • AMERICAN AIRLINES GROUP INC
  • ARC LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP
  • ARCBEST CORP
  • ATLAS AIR WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS INC
  • AVIS BUDGET GROUP
  • KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN INC
  • KIRBY CORP
  • KNIGHT TRANSPORTATION INC
  • KUEHNE & NAGEL
  • LANDSTAR SYSTEM INC
  • LIBERTY TRIPADVISOR HOLDINGS INC
  • LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS HOLDINGS INC
  • MACQUARIE INFRASTRUCTURE CORP
  • MAGELLAN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • MARTEN TRANSPORT LTD
  • AIR METHODS CORP
  • AIR T INC
  • AIR TRANSPORT SERVICES GROUP INC
  • ALASKA AIR GROUP INC
  • ALLEGIANT TRAVEL CO LLC
  • AMERICAN AIRLINES GROUP INC
  • ARC LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP
  • ARCBEST CORP
  • ATLAS AIR WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS INC
  • AVIS BUDGET GROUP
  • BALTIC TRADING LTD
  • BLACKPOLL FLEET INTERNATIONAL INC
  • BLUEKNIGHT ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • BRISTOW GROUP INC
  • BUCKEYE PARTNERS LP
  • C.H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE INC
  • CARLISLE BRAKE AND FRICTION
  • CARNIVAL CORP
  • CELADON GROUP INC
  • CES SYNERGIES INC
  • CEVA LOGISTICS
  • CON-WAY INC
  • COVENANT TRANSPORTATION GROUP INC
  • CROWLEY MARITIME CORPORATION
  • CSSI INC.
  • CSX CORP
  • DAKOTA PLAINS HOLDINGS INC
  • DELEK LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP
  • DELTA AIR LINES INC
  • DHL EXPRESS AMERICAS
  • DORIAN LPG LTD
  • EA LOGISTICS
  • EAGLE BULK SHIPPING INC
  • ECHO GLOBAL LOGISTICS INC
  • ENABLE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • ENBRIDGE ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • ERA GROUP INC
  • ERICKSON INC
  • EXPEDIA INC
  • EXPEDITORS
  • EXPEDITORS INTERNATIONAL OF WASHINGTON INC
  • FARSTAD OIL INC
  • FEDEX CORP
  • FORWARD AIR CORP
  • FUELSTREAM INC
  • GATX CORP
  • GENCO SHIPPING & TRADING LTD
  • GENER8 MARITIME INC
  • GENESEE & WYOMING INC
  • GREAT LAKES AVIATION LTD
  • GREEN PLAINS PARTNERS LP
  • HAWAIIAN HOLDINGS INC
  • HEARTLAND EXPRESS INC
  • HOGLUND BUS AND TRUCK
  • HOLLY ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • HORIZON LINES INC
  • HORNBECK OFFSHORE SERVICES INC
  • HUB GROUP INC
  • ILITCH HOLDINGS, INC.
  • INGRAM INDUSTRIES INC.
  • INTEGRATED FREIGHT CORP
  • INTERNATIONAL SHIPHOLDING CORP
  • J.B. HUNT TRANSPORT
  • JANEL CORP
  • JB HUNT TRANSPORT SERVICES INC
  • JETBLUE AIRWAYS CORP
  • KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN INC
  • KIRBY CORP
  • KNIGHT TRANSPORTATION INC
  • KUEHNE & NAGEL
  • LANDSTAR SYSTEM INC
  • LIBERTY TRIPADVISOR HOLDINGS INC
  • LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS HOLDINGS INC
  • MACQUARIE INFRASTRUCTURE CORP
  • MAGELLAN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • MARTEN TRANSPORT LTD
  • MATSON INC
  • METRA
  • MODUSLINK GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INC
  • MPLX LP
  • NATURAL CHOICE FOODS
  • NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP
  • NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS LTD
  • NUSTAR ENERGY LP
  • NUSTAR GP HOLDINGS LLC
  • OLD DOMINION FREIGHT LINES INC
  • ORBITZ WORLDWIDE INC
  • OVERSEAS SHIPHOLDING GROUP INC
  • P.A.M. TRANSPORTATION SERVICES INC
  • PANGAEA LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS LTD
  • PATRIOT TRANSPORTATION HOLDING INC
  • PBF LOGISTICS LP
  • PHI INC
  • PLAINS ALL AMERICAN PIPELINE LP
  • PLAINS GP HOLDINGS LP
  • PRICELINE GROUP INC
  • PROVIDENCE & WORCESTER RAILROAD CO
  • QUALITY DISTRIBUTION INC
  • RADIANT LOGISTICS INC
  • RAND LOGISTICS INC
  • REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
  • REPUBLIC AIRWAYS HOLDINGS INC
  • ROADRUNNER TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS INC
  • ROSE ROCK MIDSTREAM LP
  • ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD
  • SAIA INC
  • SAKER AVIATION SERVICES INC
  • SARASOTA MANATEE AIRPORT AUTHORITY
  • SEACOR HOLDINGS INC
  • SINO-GLOBAL SHIPPING AMERICA LTD
  • SKYWEST INC
  • SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO
  • SPF ENERGY
  • SPIRIT AIRLINES INC
  • SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP
  • SWIFT TRANSPORTATION CO
  • TESORO LOGISTICS LP
  • THE PASHA GROUP
  • TRANSMONTAIGNE PARTNERS LP
  • TRIPADVISOR INC
  • UNION PACIFIC CORP
  • UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS INC
  • UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC (UPS)
  • UNIVERSAL TRUCKLOAD SERVICES INC
  • USA TRUCK INC
  • USD PARTNERS LP
  • UTI WORLDWIDE INC
  • VALERO ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • VIRGIN AMERICA INC
  • WERNER ENTERPRISES INC
  • WESTERN REFINING LOGISTICS LP
  • XPO LOGISTICS INC
  • YRC WORLDWIDE INC

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