Logistics Director Salary

Logistics Directors in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $100K) surpassing six figures annually. In the world of Logistics Directors, total cash compensation can vary between $53K and $163K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $29K and $16K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Logistics Directors survey respondents are men (74 percent).

$54,523 - $147,236
$55K
$100K
$150K
MEDIAN: $100,002
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50%
90%

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$11.43 - $26.95
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$27
MEDIAN: $18.22
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$0$162K
Salary $54,523 - $147,236
Bonus $1,035 - $29,001
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,997
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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$53,338 - $162,549
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 366
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $11.43 - $26.95
Hourly Tips $4.21
Overtime $41.00
Annual Data $0$162K
Bonus $1,035 - $29,001
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,997
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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$53,338 - $162,549
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

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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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Logistics Directors often transition into Logistics VP positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Logistics VPs earn $140K per year. The most common career progression for Logistics Directors leads to becoming a Director of Operations, where pay is typically $89K. However, many Logistics Directors also opt to become VPs of Operations, a position that pays $124K on average.

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Popular Skills for Logistics Director


Survey results suggest that Logistics Directors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Supply Chain, Budget Management, Contract Negotiation, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 19 percent. Those listing Strategic Project Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Leadership and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Operations Management tend to be well versed in Budget Management and Project Management. The majority of those who know Logistics also know Project Management and Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Logistics Director

Pay by Experience for a Logistics Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Logistics Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 72 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Logistics Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Logistics Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 176 salaries. A Logistics Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 132 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $106,370

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

Surpassing the national average by 41 percent, Logistics Directors in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Logistics Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Cleveland (+35 percent), Detroit (+29 percent), Atlanta (+24 percent), and Seattle (+16 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Salt Lake City Logistics Directors earning much less — 25 percent less — than the national average.

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Q: What is it like working as a Logistics Director?

Logistics Director in Los Angeles:
"High Pressure."
Pros: The customers.
Cons: The struggles of unknown transportation issues and process of mass retail routing requirements.

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Key Stats for Logistics Director

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Logistics Director Salaries

▲13%

▲5%

National Average
$106,000

▼14%

▼47%

Skills That Affect Logistics Director Salaries

Supply Chain
▲19%


Contract Negotiation
▲5%

National Average
$106,000

▼3%




Leadership
▼26%

Strategic Project Management
▼48%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 13%
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