Logistics Analyst Salary

An average Logistics Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $52K per year. Cash earnings of Logistics Analysts can occasionally include $6K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $38K to almost $74K. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and experience level are driving factors as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. The majority of Logistics Analysts (65 percent) who took the survey are men. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,184 - $74,252
(Median)
$39K
$52K
$74K
MEDIAN: $51,969
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$13.37 - $28.84
(Median)
$13
$20
$29
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
$39,184 - $74,252  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,132  
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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$38,277 - $73,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 960
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.37 - $28.84  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $40.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,132  
   
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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$38,277 - $73,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Logistics Program Manager. The average Logistics Program Manager brings home $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


Dominating the field, BAE Systems Inc., Caci International Inc, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Lockheed Martin Corp, and Northrop Grumman Corporation are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Logistics Analysts. Although the highest salaries can be found at BAE Systems Inc. where median pay is $65K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $47K and $76K.

Popular Skills for Logistics Analyst


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


Logistics Analysts do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $49K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $56K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Logistics Analysts make a median salary of $57K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $65K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Logistics Analysts, 25 percent higher than the national average. Logistics Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+6 percent), San Diego (+5 percent), Houston (+4 percent), and Philadelphia (+2 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Greenville Logistics Analysts earning much less — 27 percent less — than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Norfolk and Chicago (9 percent lower and 7 percent lower, 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



Logistics
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Access
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Logistics Support Analysis (LSA)
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Supply Chain
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 10%
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