Logistics Director Salary

Logistics Directors in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $98K) surpassing six figures annually. Overall cash earnings for Logistics Directors stretch from $53K on the lower end to $157K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $28K from bonuses and $18K from profit sharing. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Logistics Directors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Logistics Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$53,715 - $144,093
$54K
$98K
$140K
MEDIAN: $97,518
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50%
90%

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$11.35 - $46.54
$11
$17
$47
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$53,715 - $144,093  
   
Bonus
$1,034 - $28,389  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,617  
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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$53,189 - $156,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 360
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$11.35 - $46.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.21  
Overtime
$41.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,034 - $28,389  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,617  
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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$53,189 - $156,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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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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 $140K per year. A Director of Operations role is the most prevalent career advancement for Logistics Directors. Paychecks for that role are $89K on average. The VP of Operations position is another common transition for Logistics Directors; in this role, salaries are typically at the $124K mark.

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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, facility with Supply Chain, Budget Management, and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 12 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Those listing Strategic Project Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Leadership and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those 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

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: $102,485

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Logistics Directors, 46 percent higher than the national average. Logistics Directors will also find cushy salaries in Cleveland (+40 percent), Detroit (+34 percent), Atlanta (+29 percent), and Seattle (+20 percent). Logistics Directors in Salt Lake City make 22 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay.

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Key Stats for Logistics Director

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
35%
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Experience Affects Logistics Director Salaries

▲17%

▲9%

National Average
$102,000

▼11%

▼45%

Skills That Affect Logistics Director Salaries

Supply Chain
▲24%


Contract Negotiation
▲9%

▲1%


National Average
$102,000



Leadership
▼23%

Strategic Project Management
▼46%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 11%