Logistics Coordinator Salary
With a median pay of $78K, U.S. Army Logistics Coordinators make much more than the national average ($43K per year) for those in this field. Other leaders in compensation levels are J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. at $52K, NFI Industries Inc at $46K, and Kuehne & Nagel, where Logistics Coordinators annually earn $43K. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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
Logistics Coordinators may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Logistics Director. The latter position pays an average of $104K annually. A common career progression for a Logistics Coordinator is to become a Logistics Manager or an Operations Manager. Compared to Logistics Coordinators, the first group earns $20K more on average, and the second group earns $18K more.
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Popular Skills for Logistics Coordinator
Logistics Coordinators seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Supply Chain, Operations Management, Data Analysis, and Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 9 percent. Most people who know Customer Service also know Scheduling.
Pay by Experience Level for Logistics Coordinator
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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $39K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $43K. Logistics Coordinators bring in $46K after working for 10 to 20 years. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $50K.
Pay Difference by Location
For Logistics Coordinators, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Logistics Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+13 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), and New York (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Jacksonville, which sits 18 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Miami (7 percent lower) and Minneapolis (5 percent lower).
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