Logistics Director Salary

Generous salaries abound for Logistics Directors in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($99K) per year. In the world of Logistics Directors, overall income ranges from $53K near the bottom to $157K at the top; this can include more than $28K from bonuses and more than $18K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Logistics Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$54,643 - $144,190
$55K
$99K
$140K
MEDIAN: $98,911
10%
50%
90%

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$11.35 - $24.24
$11
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$54,643 - $144,190  
   
Bonus
$1,041 - $28,156  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $18,000  
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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$53,483 - $156,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 369
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$11.35 - $24.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.21  
Overtime
$41.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,041 - $28,156  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $18,000  
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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$53,483 - $156,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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

  • 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.
  • Establish and maintain distribution facilities and reports on key metrics from those facilities.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Logistics Director


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Advancing into a Logistics VP role seems to be a popular career move for Logistics Directors, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $140K per year. It is quite typical for Logistics Directors to transition into roles as VPs of Operations or Directors of Supply Chain Management, where reported median earnings are $19K and $17K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Logistics Director


Logistics Directors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Supply Chain, Contract Negotiation, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 13 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Leadership and Inventory Management as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Most people familiar with Logistics also know Project Management and Budget Management. Most people familiar with 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $59K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $93K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $111K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $119K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $104,877

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Logistics Directors will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 43 percent. Logistics Directors will also find cushy salaries in Cleveland (+37 percent), Detroit (+33 percent), Atlanta (+26 percent), and Seattle (+17 percent). The lowest-paying market is Salt Lake City, which sits 24 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay.

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Key Stats for Logistics Director

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Logistics Director Salaries

▲14%

▲6%

National Average
$105,000

▼11%

▼43%

Skills That Affect Logistics Director Salaries

Supply Chain
▲21%

Contract Negotiation
▲13%




National Average
$105,000

▼1%


Leadership
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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