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Logistics Director Salary

Logistics Directors in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $109K) surpassing six figures annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $26K and $19K, respectively — total cash payment to Logistics Directors can bottom out near $58K or peak near $156K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$58,129 - $140,805
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MEDIAN: $101,862
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$10.07 - $82.44
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$58,129 - $140,805  
   
Bonus
$502 - $25,692  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $19,489  
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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$58,232 - $155,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 428
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $82.44  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$502 - $25,692  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $19,489  
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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$58,232 - $155,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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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While Logistics Directors do not often become Logistics VPs, the job pays $139K per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Logistics Director


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Supply Chain, Leadership, Inventory Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 19 percent. Most people who know Logistics also know Project Management and Budget Management. Most people who know 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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $67K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $95K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $114K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $122K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Logistics Directors, Atlanta offers exceptional salaries, 20 percent above the national average. Logistics Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+14 percent), New York (+10 percent), Los Angeles (+6 percent), and Dallas (+3 percent).

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Experience Affects Logistics Director Salaries



National Average
$109,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 38%

Skills That Affect Logistics Director Salaries

Supply Chain
up arrow 19%

Leadership
up arrow 15%



Inventory Management
up arrow 8%

Budget Management
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$109,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 9%