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Logistics Director Salary

Logistics Directors in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $102K) surpassing six figures annually. With some bonuses approaching $26K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Logistics Directors spread between $58K and $155K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Logistics Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The vast majority (82 percent) of Logistics Directors who answered the questionnaire are male.

$57,749 - $141,165
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$58K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $102,020
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$10.14 - $81.87
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$82
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$57,749 - $141,165  
   
Bonus
$514 - $25,621  
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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$57,582 - $154,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 453
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $81.87  
   
National Annualized 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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$514 - $25,621  
   
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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$57,582 - $154,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Logistics VP, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $138K per year.

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Popular Skills for Logistics Director


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Supply Chain, Leadership, Logistics, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 18 percent. Most people familiar with Operations Management also know Budget Management and Project Management. Most people who know Logistics also know Project Management and Budget 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $63K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $96K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $114K on average. Logistics Directors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $123K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Logistics Directors, 34 percent higher than the national average. Logistics Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+16 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). With compensation 2 percent below the national average, Los Angeles is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Logistics Director Salaries



National Average
$110,000



Skills That Affect Logistics Director Salaries

Supply Chain
up arrow 18%

Leadership
up arrow 11%


Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Budget Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$110,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 10%
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