Logistics Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $71K annually — though Operations Managers, Tractor-Trailer Drivers, and Logistics Analysts also do fairly well at $65K, $62K, and $52K, respectively. Near the bottom at Penske Logistics are Warehouse Supervisors, pulling in an average of just approximately $37K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $67K per year) can be spotted in Dearborn, Mich.; Beachwood, Ohio ($60K), Detroit, Mich. ($52K), and Cleveland, Ohio ($48K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (about $37K) in Princeton, Ind., one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in Georgia take home the most — around $59K annually on average.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Penske Logistics for between five and 10 years earn approximately $45K per year on average. The largest slice of the Penske Logistics workforce (40 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $48K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $64K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. On average, salaries rise to about $37K annually for accredited OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications. It pays to have a Master of Science (MS) at Penske Logistics — these employees make the most at $90K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $85K annually. Logistics is a popular skill among Penske Logistics workers, with around one in three of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Excel, Operations Management, and Microsoft Office.
Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Penske Logistics helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. The vast majority of employees report having health insurance, and a solid majority of workers report having dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Penske Logistics are a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.