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Logistics Analyst Salary (United States)

More than half of Logistics Analysts report fewer than five years in the field, and the median pay in this field is about $51K per year. Overall cash earnings for Logistics Analysts stretch from $36K on the lower end to $72K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and experience level. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and more than half earn vision coverage. Male Logistics Analysts are more common than women; more than half (65 percent) of Logistics Analysts are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Logistics Analyst Salary (?
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$38,274 - $71,928
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MEDIAN: $50,982
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Logistics Analyst Salary (?
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$12.63 - $29.90
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$38,274 - $71,928  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,062  
Profit Sharing
$375.00 - $5,057  
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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$35,994 - $72,357  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 899
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.63 - $29.90  
   
Overtime
$19.08 - $38.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,062  
   
Profit Sharing
$375.00 - $5,057  
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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$35,994 - $72,357  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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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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Compensation may increase greatly for Logistics Analysts who advance to upper-end positions like Logistics Program Manager. Median pay for Logistics Program Managers is $75K per year. Logistics Analysts moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Senior Logistics Analysts or Logistics Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $16K higher and $9K higher, respectively.

Logistics Analyst Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Logistics Analyst

Northrop Grumman Corporation leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $65K.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) also scrapes the bottom of the pay scale.

Popular Skills for Logistics Analyst

Survey results suggest that Logistics Analysts put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Project Management, SAP Enterprise Resource Planning , Logistics, and Microsoft Access are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.
For Logistics Analysts, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $47K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $56K. For Logistics Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $57K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $66K. A majority of respondents report one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up one-seventh of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining one-tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$51,000
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Stafford offers some of the highest pay in the country for Logistics Analysts, 43 percent above the national average. Other big spenders include Washington, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Tampa, top-paying cities where Logistics Analysts see paychecks higher than average (+16 percent, +10 percent, +7 percent, and +6 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Logistics Analyst's salary, with Greenville Logistics Analysts earning salaries that are 24 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Pittsburgh and 6 percent less in Chicago, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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
$51,000

Skills That Affect Logistics Analyst Salaries

Logistics
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SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
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$51,000
Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 214 votes.

Gender

Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 11%