Logistics Analyst Salary

Logistics Analysts in the United States can expect wages of $53K annually on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $6K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Logistics Analysts can bottom out near $39K or peak near $76K depending on individual performance. While the specific employer and years of experience impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Men account for the majority of Logistics Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a majority earn vision coverage. Most Logistics Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,423 - $75,485
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$39K
$53K
$75K
MEDIAN: $52,805
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$14.57 - $30.06
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,423 - $75,485  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,202  
Profit Sharing
$246.85 - $5,182  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,760 - $75,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,061
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.57 - $30.06  
   
Overtime
$19.72 - $41.76  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,202  
   
Profit Sharing
$246.85 - $5,182  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,760 - $75,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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Job Description for Logistics Analyst

Logistics is a catch-all term used by businesses to describe the means by which they get their goods or services to market. A logistics analyst studies all aspects of this supply chain, from manufacturing capacities to storage facilities (and, with perishable goods, shelf life) to shipping and distribution. Usually, logistics analysts are employed by larger companies, which charge them with adjusting the supply chain in such a way that it operates at peak efficiency.

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Logistics Analyst Tasks

  • Collect data from internal and external sources, verifying its accuracy.
  • Analyze carrier bids, rates, costs, and tariffs to identify savings or best options.
  • Conduct data mining and data analysis to find trends, patterns and opportunities.
  • Support negotiations with vendors, carriers and suppliers, providing information and analyses as needed.
  • Maintain databases, including their structure, input, and accuracy.

Common Career Paths for Logistics Analyst


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Logistics Analysts' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Logistics Program Manager. The average Logistics Program Manager brings home $76K per year. Logistics Analysts most often move into positions as Senior Logistics Analysts or Logistics Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $16K higher and $8K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Logistics Analyst


BAE Systems Inc., Lockheed Martin Corp, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Caci International Inc, and Penske Logistics are among the top companies that take on many Logistics Analysts. For Logistics Analysts, comfortable salaries can be found at Northrop Grumman Corporation; in fact, median earnings sit around $65K, the highest in the area. Other employers shelling out big bucks include BAE Systems Inc., The Home Depot Inc., and Caci International Inc, where Logistics Analysts typically earn around $65K, $60K, or $59K, respectively.

Pay for Logistics Analysts is the lowest at Penske Logistics, which has a median salary of $46K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $56K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) at $56K, and Lockheed Martin Corp where $57K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Logistics Analysts there earn up to $80K.

Popular Skills for Logistics Analyst


Logistics Analysts seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Logistics Support Analysis, SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 8 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Those proficient in Data Analysis are, more often than not, also skilled in Logistics.

Pay by Experience Level for Logistics Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Logistics Analysts with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $49K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $57K. Logistics Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $58K. As Logistics Analysts reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $65K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,107

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Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Logistics Analysts in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Logistics Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+6 percent), Tampa (+5 percent), Huntsville (+4 percent), and San Diego (+3 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Logistics Analysts in Greenville earning a whopping 26 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Norfolk and Chicago (11 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

Logistics Analyst Reviews

What is it like working as a Logistics Analyst?

Logistics Analyst in Fort Worth:
"Entry Level Logistics Analyst."
Pros: I like the fact that my degree will be put to good use soon.
Cons: I dislike the fact that my degree isn't directly being put to use yet.

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Experience Affects Logistics Analyst Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Logistics Analyst Salaries

Logistics Support Analysis (LSA)
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SQL
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Less than Truckload (LTL) Freight
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Logistics
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Supply Chain
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$53,000

Data Analysis
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Microsoft Access
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 161 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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