Logistics Director Salary

Logistics Directors in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $103K annually. With some bonuses approaching $26K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Logistics Directors spread between $58K and $152K depending on individual performance. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Male Logistics Directors far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$59,198 - $140,551
(Median)
$59K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $102,792
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$11.00 - $65.50
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$11
$18
$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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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 it's uncommon, some Logistics Directors move into roles as Logistics VPs, where pay is an average $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, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Those familiar with Logistics also tend to know Project Management and Budget Management. It is often found that people who know Operations Management are also skilled in 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $60K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $98K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $116K. Logistics Directors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $122K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $110,721

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

For Logistics Directors, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Logistics Directors will also find cushy salaries in Cleveland (+30 percent), Houston (+18 percent), Atlanta (+17 percent), and Seattle (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Salt Lake City, which sits 38 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers pay around 5 percent less in Los Angeles and 4 percent less in New York, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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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