Logistics Coordinator Salary
For Logistics Coordinators, higher-than-average salaries can be found at U.S. Army, where the average employee brings in around $78K relative to the national average of $43K per year for those in this line of work. Logistics Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks at J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. ($53K), NFI Industries Inc ($46K), and Kuehne & Nagel ($43K). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Job Description for Logistics Coordinator
A logistics coordinator may be in charge of overseeing a wide variety of events and projects. In some cases, they will oversee the patient care logistics in hospitals and the disposal of hazardous waste. Other times, the coordinator will be in charge of coordinating events for their company.Read More...
Logistics coordinators can work in a variety of settings, such as law firms, retail stores, and schools. They can work as event coordinators, center coordinators, and shipping and receiving coordinators. Logistics event coordinators are in charge of setting up the entire event, from location to time and date. In schools, they provide admission information and work with teachers to coordinate daily school activities. Shipping and receiving logistics coordinators are responsible for manual tasks such as addressing, stamping, and arranging merchandise and materials.
Logistics coordinators must have good communication skills since they interact with suppliers and buyers. They must also have in-depth knowledge of the events or projects they are overseeing. Logistics coordinators typically must have a bachelor’s degree in logistics, and experience is preferred. They should also have good problem-solving, interpersonal, and analytical skills.
Logistics Coordinator Tasks
- Coordinate and communicate with external parties to ensure acquisition and delivery of shipments.
- Ensure shipping compliance with state, federal, and international regulations.
- Investigate and recommend optimal shipping options and coordinate with vendors.
- Develop positive relationships with freight and external logistics companies.
- Lead weekly logistics status meetings to inform stakeholders.
Common Career Paths for Logistics Coordinator
While not commonly seen, Logistics Coordinators who transition into a Supply Chain Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Supply Chain Managers is $82K per year. Logistics Coordinators most often move into positions as Logistics Managers or Operations Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $20K higher and $18K higher, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Logistics Coordinator
Logistics Coordinators seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Supply Chain, Operations Management, Data Analysis, and Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 8 percent. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Scheduling.
Pay by Experience Level for Logistics Coordinator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Logistics Coordinators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $39K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $44K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $46K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $50K.
Pay Difference by Location
San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Logistics Coordinators, 31 percent above the national average. Logistics Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+13 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), and New York (+8 percent). Trailing the national average by 20 percent, Jacksonville is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Miami (6 percent less) and San Diego (4 percent less).
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