Logistics Analyst Salary (United States)

More than half of Logistics Analysts report less than five years' experience, making for a field full of relatively fresh workers who earn around $51,384 per year on average. Compensation ranges from $35,994 on the low end to $72,357 per year on the high end. Total cash compensation runs from $38,274 to $71,928, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $6,062 and profit sharing that reaches $5,057. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residency, but the company and experience level are influential factors as well. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and more than half earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Logistics Analysts. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Logistics Analyst Salary (?
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$38,274 - $71,928
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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 (?
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$35,994 - $72,357  
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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  
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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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For Logistics Analysts, career advancement has a positively large impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a Logistics Program Manager will earn $24K more than someone not as far along in their career. Career advancement for Logistics Analysts often leads to becoming Sr. Logistics Analysts or Logistics Managers, where they can earn $16,160 or $9,095 more per year.

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 $64,545.
Penske Logistics offers the lowest pay in the field, with a median salary of just $44,378. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) ($56,305) and Lockheed Martin Corp ($60,000).

Popular Skills for Logistics Analyst

Survey results suggest that Logistics Analysts use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Project Management and SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 12 percent and 3 percent respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Supply Chain. It is often found that people who know Data Analysis are 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 higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. Beginning workers can expect to earn $47K starting out, which grows to $56K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $57K after one to two decades. As Logistics Analysts reach two decades on the job, salary growth continues, albeit at a slower pace, with pay averaging $66K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 14 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; a majority of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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$51,000
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For those looking to make money, Logistics Analysts in Stafford enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 43 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Washington, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Tampa, where Logistics Analysts typically earn around 16 percent, 10 percent, 7 percent, and 6 percent more than usual. Logistics Analysts' salaries are heavily influenced by location—Logistics Analysts in Greenville bring in salaries that are 24 percent lower than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Pittsburgh and Chicago (-10 percent and -6 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Logistics Analyst Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Logistics Analyst Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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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%
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