Logistics Director Salary

On average, Logistics Directors in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($102K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. In the world of Logistics Directors, overall income ranges from $58K near the bottom to $154K at the top; this can include more than $26K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction for Logistics Directors is high. The vast majority (82 percent) of Logistics Directors who answered the questionnaire are male. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,541 - $140,892
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$59K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $102,071
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$10.21 - $81.23
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$81
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$58,541 - $140,892  
   
Bonus
$507 - $25,657  
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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$57,520 - $154,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 451
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Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $81.23  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$507 - $25,657  
   
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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$57,520 - $154,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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.

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There are some Logistics Directors — though it's uncommon — that transition into Logistics VPs, where earnings are an average $138K annually.

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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, Operations Management, Logistics, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 17 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Leadership. Those proficient in Logistics are, more often than not, also skilled in Project Management and Budget Management. A tool kit that includes Operations Management also typically contains 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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $64K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $96K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $114K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $123K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For Logistics Directors, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Logistics Directors will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+19 percent), New York (+16 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 2 percent south of the national average, can be found in Los Angeles.

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Experience Affects Logistics Director Salaries



National Average
$110,000



Skills That Affect Logistics Director Salaries

Supply Chain
up arrow 17%



Project Management
up arrow 3%

Budget Management
up arrow 3%

Inventory Management
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National Average
$110,000

Leadership
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 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: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 10%
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