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Logistics Analyst Salary

An average Logistics Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $52K annually. Incomes of Logistics Analysts vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $6K cause paychecks to spread between $38K on the low end and $74K on the high end. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though the specific employer and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Men account for the majority of Logistics Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction for Logistics Analysts is high. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and the larger part earn vision coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$39,087 - $73,778
(Median)
$39K
$52K
$74K
MEDIAN: $51,771
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$13.29 - $29.93
(Median)
$13
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,087 - $73,778  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $5,898  
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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$37,912 - $73,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 948
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.29 - $29.93  
   
Overtime
$19.35 - $40.43  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $5,898  
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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$37,912 - $73,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 146

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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Logistics Program Manager, where median compensation is $76K annually. Career advancement for the typical Logistics Analyst often leads to becoming a Senior Logistics Analyst or a Logistics Manager; median salaries in these positions are $16K higher and $8K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Logistics Analyst


BAE Systems Inc., Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Caci International Inc, Lockheed Martin Corp, and Northrop Grumman Corporation are all popular places to work. Although BAE Systems Inc. offers the highest salaries (median pay is $65K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $47K to $76K.

Popular Skills for Logistics Analyst


Logistics Analysts generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, SAP Enterprise Resource Planning, Logistics, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Supply Chain. Most people skilled in Data Analysis are similarly competent in Logistics.

Pay by Experience Level for Logistics Analyst

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $49K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $56K on average. Logistics Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $57K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $66K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 27 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 Minneapolis (+6 percent), Atlanta (+6 percent), San Diego (+5 percent), and Huntsville (+2 percent). Logistics Analysts in Greenville report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 27 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Workers in Norfolk and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 6 percent less, 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
$52,000


Skills That Affect Logistics Analyst Salaries


SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
up arrow 5%

Logistics
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

Logistics Support Analysis (LSA)
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Supply Chain
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 10%
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