Logistics Director Salary

Logistics Directors in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $103K) surpassing six figures annually. Overall cash earnings for Logistics Directors stretch from $58K on the lower end to $152K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $26K from bonuses and $15K from profit sharing. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. There are far more male Logistics Directors survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,198 - $140,551
(Median)
$59K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $102,792
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$11.00 - $65.50
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$11
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$66
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$59,198 - $140,551  
   
Bonus
$983 - $25,515  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $14,899  
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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$58,246 - $152,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 532
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $65.50  
   
Overtime
$40.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$983 - $25,515  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $14,899  
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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$58,246 - $152,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Logistics Directors sometimes become Logistics VPs, where the average income is $139K 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, skills in Supply Chain, Budget Management, Operations Management, and Logistics are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 16 percent. Leadership and Inventory Management as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. People who know Operations Management usually also know 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Logistics Directors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $60K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $98K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $116K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $122K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $110,721

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Logistics Directors, 35 percent higher than the national average. Logistics Directors will also find cushy salaries in Cleveland (+30 percent), Houston (+18 percent), Atlanta (+17 percent), and Seattle (+11 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Logistics Directors is geography, with workers in Salt Lake City earning a whopping 38 percent below the national average. Employers in Los Angeles and New York also lean toward paying below-median salaries (5 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Logistics Director Salaries



National Average
$111,000



Skills That Affect Logistics Director Salaries

Supply Chain
up arrow 16%

Budget Management
up arrow 4%

Logistics
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$111,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
up arrow 4%

Leadership
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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