Logistics Analyst Salary

Logistics Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $52K annually. With some bonuses approaching $6K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Logistics Analysts spread between $38K and $73K depending on individual performance. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and years of experience are driving factors as well. Most have medical and dental plans, and a majority have vision insurance. Men make up the majority of Logistics Analysts (64 percent) survey respondents. The majority of Logistics Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,028 - $73,488
(Median)
$39K
$52K
$73K
MEDIAN: $51,598
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$13.40 - $29.65
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$30
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,028 - $73,488  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,109  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $5,721  
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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$37,879 - $73,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 930
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.40 - $29.65  
   
Overtime
$19.28 - $40.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,109  
   
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $5,721  
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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$37,879 - $73,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 141

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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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As Logistics Analysts transition into upper-level roles such as Logistics Program Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Logistics Program Managers earn $76K on average per year. A common career progression for a Logistics Analyst is to become a Senior Logistics Analyst or a Logistics Manager. Compared to Logistics Analysts, the first group earns $16K more on average, and the second group earns $9K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Logistics Analyst


Logistics Analysts flock to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Caci International Inc, BAE Systems Inc., Lockheed Martin Corp, and Northrop Grumman Corporation, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. BAE Systems Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $65K, though there is little variation overall ($46K 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 Logistics Support Analysis (LSA) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Supply Chain. Those familiar with Data Analysis also tend to know Logistics.

Pay by Experience Level for Logistics Analyst

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker earns $49K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $56K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $57K in this role. As Logistics Analysts reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $66K.

Pay Difference by Location


Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Logistics Analysts, 28 percent higher than the national average. Logistics Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+7 percent), Atlanta (+5 percent), San Diego (+5 percent), and Houston (+2 percent). Logistics Analysts' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Logistics Analysts in Greenville bring in salaries that are 26 percent lower than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Norfolk (15 percent lower) and Chicago (5 percent lower).

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)
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Logistics
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Logistics Support Analysis (LSA)
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Microsoft Office
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Access
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Microsoft Excel
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Supply Chain
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 181 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

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%