Logistics Director Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Logistics Directors in the United States, with median pay hovering around $102K per year. Cash earnings for Logistics Directors — which occasionally include more than $26K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing — stretch from around $58K to approximately $154K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. For the most part, Logistics Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Logistics Directors (82 percent) who took the survey are men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,259 - $140,845

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$10.21 - $81.23

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$59,259 - $140,845  
   
Bonus
$506 - $25,575  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $15,319  
Total Pay (?
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$58,454 - $153,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 452
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $81.23  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$506 - $25,575  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $15,319  
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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$58,454 - $153,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Job Description for Logistics Director

Logistics directors are responsible for overseeing and approving logistics activities for their company. They are in charge of managing logistics tasks and leading a group of individuals to reduce costs and increase company profitability. These directors analyze previous logistics data to make changes to current logistics processes, as well as provide input into the development, implementation, and/or execution of processes to control labor scheduling. They use a personal computer to keep track of all transportation methods and write detailed reports based on the logistics results as well. Logistics directors generally report their progress to the logistics vice president.

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Logistics Director Tasks

  • Document local and international regulations, policies, insurance coverage and tariff rates.
  • Design, develop, and manage software and physical systems to meeting shipping and tactical goals.
  • Establish and maintain distribution facilities and reports on key metrics from those facilities.
  • Responsible for meeting financial and time benchmarks for delivering and receiving supplies and products.
  • Maintain relationships with carriers and track and analyze transit times, rates and procedures.

Common Career Paths for Logistics Director


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Logistics Directors do not often transition into Logistics VP roles. The role averages $137K per year.

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Popular Skills for Logistics Director


Logistics Directors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Supply Chain, Operations Management, Logistics, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 18 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Leadership. Most people who know Logistics also know Project Management and Budget Management. Most people experienced in Operations Management also know Budget Management and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Logistics Director

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


Logistics Directors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $63K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $96K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $114K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $122K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Logistics Directors in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Logistics Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+19 percent), New York (+15 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), and Miami (+10 percent). Falling short of the national average by 1 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Los Angeles.

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Experience Affects Logistics Director Salaries



National Average
$109,000



Skills That Affect Logistics Director Salaries

Supply Chain
up arrow 18%


Logistics
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Budget Management
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National Average
$109,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

Leadership
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 10%
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