Transportation and Distribution Salary Survey

The Transportation and Distribution Salary Survey reports compensation data for 246 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 23 executive and 223 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
  • Inventory Clerk
  • Inventory Control Supervisor
  • Janitor
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Laborer
  • Light Truck Driver
  • Line Walker
  • Locomotive Engineer
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Logistics Manager
  • 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
  • Continuous Improvement Analyst
  • Contract Administrator
  • Contracts Manager
  • Conveyor Feeder Offbearer
  • Copilot Jet
  • Copilot Non-Jet
  • Cost Accountant
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Customer Service Representative (General Calls)
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Data Architect
  • Data Center Manager
  • Deck Hand
  • Deliverer
  • Delivery Route Driver
  • Desktop Support Analyst
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Dispatcher
  • Distribution Manager
  • Distribution Supervisor
  • Dock Worker
  • Documentation Clerk
  • Documentation Engineer
  • Electrician Journeyman
  • Electrolysis Engineer
  • Employee Communications Supervisor
  • Engineering Assistant
  • 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
  • Internal Publications Director
  • 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
  • Management Analyst
  • 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
  • Procurement Clerk
  • Product Manager (Non-Technical)
  • Product Manager (Technical)
  • Production Coordinator
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Proposal Development Director
  • Proposal Development Manager
  • Proposal Development Specialist
  • Proposal Development Vice President
  • 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
  • Sustainability Specialist
  • Sustainable Design Specialist
  • Systems Analyst
  • Taxi Driver
  • Test Engine Evaluator
  • Ticket Agent
  • Time Clerk
  • Tool Crib Attendant
  • Top Logistics Management Executive
  • 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
  • User Support Analyst
  • 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
  • AGCO CORP
  • AIR METHODS CORP
  • AIR T INC
  • AIR TRANSPORT SERVICES GROUP INC
  • ALAMO GROUP INC
  • ALASKA AIR GROUP INC
  • ALLEGIANT TRAVEL CO
  • AMERICAN AIRLINES GROUP INC
  • ANDERSONS INC
  • ANONYMOUS16
  • KNIGHT TRANSPORTATION INC
  • KUEHNE & NAGEL
  • LANDSTAR SYSTEM INC
  • LIFE STORAGE INC
  • LINDSAY CORP
  • MACQUARIE INFRASTRUCTURE CORP
  • MAGELLAN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • MANITOWOC CO INC
  • MARTEN TRANSPORT LTD
  • MATHESON COMPANIES
  • AGCO CORP
  • AIR METHODS CORP
  • AIR T INC
  • AIR TRANSPORT SERVICES GROUP INC
  • ALAMO GROUP INC
  • ALASKA AIR GROUP INC
  • ALLEGIANT TRAVEL CO
  • AMERICAN AIRLINES GROUP INC
  • ANDERSONS INC
  • ANONYMOUS16
  • ANONYMOUS7
  • ARC LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP
  • ARCBEST CORP
  • ART'S-WAY MANUFACTURING CO INC
  • ASTEC INDUSTRIES INC
  • BLUEKNIGHT ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • BRISTOW GROUP INC
  • BUCKEYE PARTNERS LP
  • C.H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE INC
  • CARNIVAL CORP
  • CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS INC
  • CATERPILLAR INC
  • CELADON GROUP INC
  • CERES GLOBAL AG CORP
  • CES SYNERGIES INC
  • CEVA LOGISTICS
  • COLUMBIA PIPELINE PARTNERS LP
  • COLUMBUS MCKINNON CORP
  • COVENANT TRANSPORTATION GROUP INC
  • CSX CORP
  • CUBESMART
  • DEERE & CO
  • DELEK LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP
  • DELTA AIR LINES INC
  • DORIAN LPG LTD
  • EAGLE BULK SHIPPING INC
  • ECHO GLOBAL LOGISTICS INC
  • ENABLE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • ENBRIDGE ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • ENLINK MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • ERA GROUP INC
  • ERICKSON INC
  • EXPEDIA INC
  • EXPEDITORS INTERNATIONAL OF WASHINGTON INC
  • FEDEX CORP
  • FORWARD AIR CORP
  • FRANCHISE SERVICES OF NORTH AMERICA INC
  • GATX CORP
  • GENCO SHIPPING & TRADING LTD
  • GENCOR INDUSTRIES INC
  • GENER8 MARITIME INC
  • GENESEE & WYOMING INC
  • GENESIS ENERGY LP
  • GLOBAL SELF STORAGE INC
  • GREEN PLAINS PARTNERS LP
  • HEARTLAND EXPRESS INC
  • HOLLY ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • HORNBECK OFFSHORE SERVICES INC
  • HUB GROUP INC
  • IEDS INC
  • INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY TRUST INC
  • INTEGRATED FREIGHT CORP
  • INTERNATIONAL SEAWAYS INC
  • JANEL CORP
  • JB HUNT TRANSPORT SERVICES INC
  • JERNIGAN CAPITAL INC
  • JETBLUE AIRWAYS CORP
  • JOSEPH CORY HOLDINGS LLC
  • JOY GLOBAL INC
  • JP ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN
  • KIRBY CORP
  • KNIGHT TRANSPORTATION INC
  • KUEHNE & NAGEL
  • LANDSTAR SYSTEM INC
  • LIFE STORAGE INC
  • LINDSAY CORP
  • MACQUARIE INFRASTRUCTURE CORP
  • MAGELLAN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • MANITOWOC CO INC
  • MARTEN TRANSPORT LTD
  • MATHESON COMPANIES
  • MATSON INC
  • MODUSLINK GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INC
  • MPLX LP
  • NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP
  • NUSTAR ENERGY LP
  • OLD DOMINION FREIGHT LINES INC
  • P.A.M. TRANSPORTATION SERVICES INC
  • PANGAEA LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS LTD
  • PATRIOT TRANSPORTATION HOLDING, INC
  • PBF LOGISTICS LP
  • PENNTEX MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • PERMA-FIX ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES INC
  • PETROGRESS INC
  • PHI INC
  • PLAINS ALL AMERICAN PIPELINE LP
  • PROVIDENCE & WORCESTER RAILROAD CO
  • PUBLIC STORAGE
  • R J CORMAN RAILROAD GROUP
  • RADIANT LOGISTICS INC
  • RAND LOGISTICS INC
  • REAL INDUSTRY INC
  • REPUBLIC SERVICES INC
  • RICHMOND MASTER
  • ROADRUNNER TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS INC
  • ROSE ROCK MIDSTREAM LP
  • ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD
  • SAIA INC
  • SAKER AVIATION SERVICES INC
  • SCHNEIDER NATIONAL INC
  • SHELL MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • SINO-GLOBAL SHIPPING AMERICA LTD
  • SKYWEST INC
  • SOMERO ENTERPRISES INC
  • SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO
  • SPIRIT AIRLINES INC
  • SSA MARINE
  • STERICYCLE INC
  • SUMMIT MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP
  • SURNA INC
  • SWIFT TRANSPORTATION CO
  • TEREX CORP
  • TERRA TECH CORP
  • TESORO LOGISTICS LP
  • THE PASHA GROUP
  • THE PRICELINE GROUP INC
  • TITAN INTERNATIONAL INC
  • TIX CORP
  • TRANSMONTAIGNE PARTNERS LP
  • TRIPADVISOR INC
  • UNION PACIFIC CORP
  • UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC
  • US ECOLOGY INC
  • USA TRUCK INC
  • USD PARTNERS LP
  • VALERO ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • VIRGIN AMERICA INC
  • WERNER ENTERPRISES INC
  • WESTERN REFINING LOGISTICS LP
  • WOW LOGISTICS COMPANY
  • XPO LOGISTICS INC
  • YRC WORLDWIDE INC

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