Logistics Manager Salary

Approximately one-half of Logistics Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $38K to $96K per year, but median earnings come to around $63K per year. Cash earnings of Logistics Managers — including $13K in bonuses, $10K in profit sharing proceeds, and $29K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $38K to approximately $96K depending on individual performance. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and tenure. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Logistics Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Most Logistics Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$40,663 - $93,043
$41K
$63K
$93K
MEDIAN: $62,828
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$13.14 - $28.58
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MEDIAN: $17.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,663 - $93,043  
   
Bonus
$339.35 - $12,858  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,907  
Commission
$204.26 - $29,361  
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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$38,070 - $96,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,382
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.14 - $28.58  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12  
Overtime
$14.63 - $41.34  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$339.35 - $12,858  
   
Commission
$204.26 - $29,361  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,907  
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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$38,070 - $96,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 310

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Job Description for Logistics Manager

Companies which ship goods, parts, and commodities from location to location as part of their regular operations define this transportation aspect of the business as logistics. A logistics manager is typically a middle manager in charge of discrete teams or regions within a larger logistics operation of a business, and they typically have supervisory duties, make employment decisions, and create and work within approved budgets. The logistics manager will typically oversee a large group of employees and receive reports from various team leaders involved in warehouse, loading, and shipping operations. In many companies, the logistics manager in turn reports to a director-level executive in logistics or operations.

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Logistics Manager Tasks

  • Plan, direct, and coordinate the storage and distribution of raw materials and supplies within an organization.
  • Oversee financial transactions related to logistics.
  • Insure that customer supply needs are met.
  • Manage logistics staff.

Common Career Paths for Logistics Manager


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Though it's uncommon, some Logistics Managers move into roles as Directors of Supply Chain Management, where pay is an average $122K per year. Moving from a Logistics Manager to Logistics Director or Business Manager of Logistics is a more common career path, however.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Logistics Manager


U.S. Air Force (USAF), U.S. Army, Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc, Target Corporation, and U.S. Navy are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Logistics Managers. U.S. Navy does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $91K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $69K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $124K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Lockheed Martin Corp, U.S. Air Force (USAF), and U.S. Army, top-paying firms where Logistics Managers rake in a comfortable $84K, $78K, or $75K, respectively.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Target Corporation ($57K), DSC Logistics ($58K), and U.S. Marine Corps ($60K).

Popular Skills for Logistics Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Contract Negotiation, Supply Chain, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 10 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Shipping. For most people, competency in Logistics indicates knowledge of Leadership and Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Logistics Manager

Pay by Experience for a Logistics Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Logistics Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 945 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Logistics Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 910 salaries. An experienced Logistics Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 1,076 salaries. A Logistics Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 533 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,971

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Logistics Managers, 42 percent above the national average. Logistics Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+23 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), Miami (+14 percent), and Atlanta (+11 percent). Louisville is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 8 percent. Workers in Charlotte and Austin earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

Logistics Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Logistics Manager?

Logistics Manager in Cumming:
"Challenging but enjoyable."
Pros: The work environment is very dynamic and creates an opportunity to solve new problems daily.
Cons: - Lack of standardized processes and guidelines at the company level - - Lack of continuity and awareness between the various departments within the company, - lack of automated processes and tools to expedite our production and customer deliveries. - market relevant employee benefits and rewards.

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Key Stats for Logistics Manager

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 348 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Logistics Manager Salaries

▲25%

▲11%

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National Average
$62,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Logistics Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 348 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 15%