Logistics Analyst Salary

Median pay for Logistics Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $53K per year. Overall cash earnings for Logistics Analysts stretch from $39K on the lower end to $76K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but the company and tenure are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Logistics Analysts. Men account for the majority of Logistics Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a majority have vision insurance, as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,423 - $75,485
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$39K
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$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 (?
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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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At the upper end, Logistics Analysts who move into a Logistics Program Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Logistics Program Managers is a much higher $76K per year. Logistics Analysts typically move into roles as Senior Logistics Analysts or Logistics Managers, and those positions pay $16K more and $8K more, 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. Logistics Analysts seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Northrop Grumman Corporation, where the average salary comes to $65K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider BAE Systems Inc., The Home Depot Inc., and Caci International Inc, top-paying firms where Logistics Analysts rake in a comfortable $65K, $60K, or $59K, respectively.

Salaries are easily beat at Penske Logistics, where median pay comes to just $46K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $40K and ending at $56K, range in salary is rather small. Other low-paying employers include Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) at $56K and Lockheed Martin Corp at $57K, though some Logistics Analysts there earn up to $80K.

Popular Skills for Logistics Analyst


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. 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. Most people familiar with Data Analysis also know Logistics.

Pay by Experience Level for Logistics Analyst

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Logistics Analysts — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $49K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $57K. For Logistics Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $58K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $65K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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 will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+6 percent), Tampa (+5 percent), Huntsville (+4 percent), and San Diego (+3 percent). Logistics Analysts in Greenville earn salaries far below the national average by 26 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Workers in Norfolk and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 10 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
$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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