Transportation and Distribution Salary Survey

The Transportation and Distribution Salary Survey reports compensation data for 135 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 7 executive and 128 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
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Aircraft Engine Mechanic
  • Aircraft Inspector
  • Aircraft Maintenance Person
  • Aircraft Mechanic
  • Aircraft Navigator
  • Aircraft Pilot Jet
  • Aircraft Pilot Non-Jet
  • Light Truck Driver
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Logistics Manager
  • Lubrication Technician
  • Marine Cargo Surveyor
  • Marine Engine Mechanic
  • Marine Engineer
  • Marine Services Technician
  • Marine Surveyor
  • Marketing Manager
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Aircraft Engine Mechanic
  • Aircraft Inspector
  • Aircraft Maintenance Person
  • Aircraft Mechanic
  • Aircraft Navigator
  • Aircraft Pilot Jet
  • Aircraft Pilot Non-Jet
  • Airline Security Representative
  • Airplane Inspector
  • Airport Engineer
  • Airport Manager
  • Ambulance Driver
  • Armored Car Guard & Driver
  • Avionics Mechanic
  • Boat & Barge Operator
  • Building & Facilities Manager
  • Bus Driver
  • Bus Transportation Manager
  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • Call Center Traffic & Scheduling Analyst
  • Captain Fishing Vessel
  • Cargo Agent
  • Cargo Services Supervisor
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Cleaner Transportation Vehicles
  • Computer Programmer
  • Conveyor Feeder Offbearer
  • Copilot Jet
  • Copilot Non-Jet
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Customer Service Representative (General Calls)
  • Deck Hand
  • Deliverer
  • Delivery Route Driver
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Dispatcher
  • Distribution Manager
  • Distribution Supervisor
  • Dock Worker
  • Documentation Clerk
  • Documentation Supervisor
  • Export Sales Manager
  • Express Delivery Services Sales Representative
  • Financial Analyst
  • Fleet Manager
  • Flight Attendant
  • Flight Engineer
  • Flight Service Manager
  • Forklift Operator
  • Forms Analysis Manager
  • Freight Forwarding Sales Representative
  • Government Affairs Manager
  • Heavy Truck Driver
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Import/Export Agent
  • Import/Export Clerk
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Insurance Claims Agent
  • International Sales Manager
  • Janitor
  • Light Truck Driver
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Logistics Manager
  • Lubrication Technician
  • Marine Cargo Surveyor
  • Marine Engine Mechanic
  • Marine Engineer
  • Marine Services Technician
  • Marine Surveyor
  • Marketing Manager
  • Materials Handler
  • Mechanic Head
  • Mechanic Truck
  • Motor Vehicle Dispatcher
  • Operations Manager
  • Operations Supervisor
  • Ordinary Seaman
  • Overhead Crane Operator
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Porter
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Purser
  • Railroad Brake/Switch Operator
  • Railroad Car Rental Sales Representative
  • Railroad Construction Manager
  • Receptionist
  • Recreational Vehicles Repairer
  • Risk Management Supervisor
  • Routing Clerk
  • Safety Manager
  • Scale Operator
  • Security Guard
  • Ship Captain
  • Shipmate
  • Shipping & Receiving Clerk
  • Shipping Checker
  • Shipping Packer
  • Shipwright
  • Shipyard Laborer
  • Small Engine Mechanic
  • Stevedore
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Supply Clerk
  • Systems Analyst
  • Taxi Driver
  • Ticket Agent
  • Time Clerk
  • Top Transportation Officer
  • Traffic Agent
  • Traffic Clerk
  • Traffic Manager
  • Traffic Rate Analyst
  • Traffic Supervisor
  • Transmission Mechanic
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Transportation Manager
  • Transportation Sales Representative
  • Truck Driver Concrete Mixing
  • Truck Driver Medium
  • Truck Driver Tow Truck
  • Truck Driver Tractor Trailer
  • Truck Driver Van
  • Vehicle Maintenance Scheduler
  • Warehouse Director
  • Warehouse Laborer
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Warehouse Worker
  • A.N. DERINGER, INC.
  • AIR METHODS CORP
  • AIR T INC
  • AIR TRANSPORT SERVICES GROUP INC
  • ALASKA AIR GROUP INC
  • ALLEGIANT TRAVEL CO LLC
  • AMERICAN AIRLINES GROUP INC
  • ANDERSONS INC
  • ARC LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP
  • ARCBEST CORP
  • KNIGHT TRANSPORTATION, INC.
  • KOCH FERTILIZER LLC
  • LANDSTAR SYSTEM INC
  • LIBERTY TRIPADVISOR HOLDINGS INC
  • MACQUARIE INFRASTRUCTURE CO LLC
  • MAGELLAN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS, L.P.
  • MARTEN TRANSPORT LTD
  • MATSON INC
  • METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY
  • MOBILE MINI INC
  • A.N. DERINGER, INC.
  • AIR METHODS CORP
  • AIR T INC
  • AIR TRANSPORT SERVICES GROUP INC
  • ALASKA AIR GROUP INC
  • ALLEGIANT TRAVEL CO LLC
  • AMERICAN AIRLINES GROUP INC
  • ANDERSONS INC
  • ARC LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP
  • ARCBEST CORP
  • ATLAS AIR WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS INC
  • AUTO TRUCK
  • AVIS BUDGET GROUP
  • BALTIC TRADING LTD
  • BLUEKNIGHT ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • BLUELINE RENTAL
  • BRISTOW GROUP INC
  • BUCKEYE PARTNERS LP
  • CARNIVAL CORP
  • CELADON GROUP INC
  • CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC
  • CEVA LOGISTICS
  • CH ROBINSON WORLDWIDE INC
  • CHRISTUS HEALTH
  • CONTINENTAL AIRLINES INC
  • CON-WAY INC
  • CON-WAY INC
  • COVENANT TRANSPORTATION GROUP INC
  • CROWLEY MARITIME CORPORATION
  • CSX CORP
  • DELEK LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP
  • DELTA AIR LINES INC
  • DIAMOND S SHIPPING GROUP INC
  • DORIAN LPG LTD
  • EAGLE BULK SHIPPING INC
  • ECHO GLOBAL LOGISTICS INC
  • ENABLE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • ENBRIDGE ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS LP
  • ERA GROUP INC
  • ERICKSON INC
  • EXPEDIA INC
  • EXPEDITORS INTERNATIONAL OF WASHINGTON INC
  • FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
  • FEDEX CORP
  • FEDEX CUSTOM CRITICAL
  • FORWARD AIR CORP
  • FREIGHT HANDLERS
  • FRP HOLDINGS INC
  • G & J PEPSI
  • GATX CORP
  • GENCO
  • GENCO SHIPPING & TRADING LTD
  • GENESEE & WYOMING INC
  • GREAT LAKES AVIATION LTD
  • HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES INC
  • HAWAIIAN HOLDINGS INC
  • HEARTLAND EXPRESS INC
  • HISCO
  • HOGLUND BUS AND TRUCK
  • HOLLY ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • HORIZON LINES INC
  • HORNBECK OFFSHORE SERVICES INC
  • HRS&S CONSULTING, LLC
  • HUB GROUP INC
  • ILITCH HOLDINGS, INC.
  • INTERNATIONAL SHIPHOLDING CORP
  • JANEL WORLD TRADE LTD.
  • JB HUNT TRANSPORT SERVICES INC
  • JETBLUE AIRWAYS CORP
  • JJ TAYLOR DISTRIBUTING FLORIDA INC
  • JP ENERGY PARTNERS
  • KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN INC
  • KIRBY CORP
  • KLX INC
  • KNIGHT TRANSPORTATION, INC.
  • KOCH FERTILIZER LLC
  • LANDSTAR SYSTEM INC
  • LIBERTY TRIPADVISOR HOLDINGS INC
  • MACQUARIE INFRASTRUCTURE CO LLC
  • MAGELLAN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS, L.P.
  • MARTEN TRANSPORT LTD
  • MATSON INC
  • METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY
  • MOBILE MINI INC
  • MPLX LP
  • NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORPORATION
  • NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS LTD
  • NUSTAR ENERGY, L.P.
  • NUSTAR GP HOLDINGS LLC
  • OLD DOMINION FREIGHT LINES
  • ORBITZ WORLDWIDE INC
  • O'REILLY AUTO PARTS
  • ORGANIC VALLEY
  • OVERSEAS SHIPHOLDING GROUP INC
  • OVERSTOCK.COM
  • P AM TRANSPORTATION
  • PACER INTERNATIONAL, INC.
  • PHI INC
  • PITT OHIO EXPRESS
  • PLAINS ALL AMERICAN PIPELINE LP
  • PLAINS GP HOLDINGS LP
  • PRICELINE GROUP INC
  • PROVIDENCE & WORCESTER RAILROAD CO
  • PRUDENTIAL DISABILITY MGMT SERVICES
  • QUALITY DISTRIBUTION INC
  • RADIANT LOGISTICS INC
  • RAND LOGISTICS INC
  • REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
  • REPUBLIC AIRWAYS HOLDINGS INC
  • RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  • ROADRUNNER TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS INC
  • ROSE ROCK MIDSTREAM LP
  • ROTECH HEALTHCARE
  • ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD
  • RYDER SYSTEM INC.
  • SAIA INC
  • SAKER AVIATION SERVICES INC
  • SANTA MONICA SEAFOOD COMPANY
  • SEABOARD MARINE, LTD.
  • SEACOR HOLDINGS INC
  • SEALEVEL SYSTEMS INC.
  • SHOPKO
  • SINO-GLOBAL SHIPPING AMERICA LTD
  • SIRVA INC
  • SKYWEST INC
  • SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO
  • SPIRIT AIRLINES INC
  • SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP
  • SWIFT TRANSPORTATION CO
  • SYNCREON
  • TECO ENERGY INC
  • TELAMON CORPORATION
  • 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
  • VITERRA
  • WERNER ENTERPRISES INC
  • WESTERN REFINING LOGISTICS LP
  • XPO LOGISTICS INC
  • YRC WORLDWIDE INC

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