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Logistics Manager Salary

With slightly more than half of Logistics Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $38K to $97K per year and averages out to $62K annually. Overall cash earnings for Logistics Managers stretch from $38K on the lower end to $97K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $12K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure and location. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Logistics Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Logistics Managers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$40,006 - $92,486
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$40K
$62K
$92K
MEDIAN: $61,563
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$11.73 - $27.70
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$28
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,006 - $92,486  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,659  
Profit Sharing
$481.36 - $10,021  
Commission
$5,896 - $20,000  
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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$38,393 - $97,051  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,767
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.73 - $27.70  
   
Overtime
$16.16 - $39.74  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,659  
   
Commission
$5,896 - $20,000  
Profit Sharing
$481.36 - $10,021  
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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$38,393 - $97,051  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 274
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Job Description for Logistics Manager

The main task of a logistics manager is to manage the operations within a company's logistics department and the staff members that work within that department. Logistics managers are also responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the storage of raw material inventory. After that is addressed, they must ensure that the raw materials are properly distributed to their next destination. Logistics managers must also ensure that all financial transactions and customer supply needs associated with the logistics department are properly addressed in a timely manner. Most of the work done is physical, and requires the logistics manager to have positive mental attitude despite any problems that may occur while working. Logistics managers mainly work indoors. The work environment consists of warehouse facilities and other areas within a company that may used to store inventory. There are times when they may have to go outdoors to speak to the third-party companies that are responsible for shipping their inventory. Their main co-workers are the staff members in their shipping and receiving department. Logistics managers also have meetings with other department managers and brief them on the status and changes that may take place. Most logistics managers are required to have a minimum of a bachelor's degree. Some entry-level positions may allow a person with previous logistics and management experience to obtain the job position. Logistics managers are required to work various work hours. A typical day consists of monitoring the performance metrics of the inventory, shipping, and receiving within the logistics department. Logistics managers also address any problems that may arise in their department that may affect the workflow. Normally, logistics managers have a nine-to-five work schedule, but if they are receiving a shipment in the evening, they may be required to work during that time in order to supervise the operations.


Logistics Manager Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Logistics Manager


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It's not very common for Logistics Managers to move on to become Directors of Supply Chain Management. Average pay for a Director of Supply Chain Management is $121K annually. A more likely transition for Logistics Managers is Logistics Director or Business Manager, Logistics / Inventory / Distribution / Transportation.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Logistics Manager


U.S. Air Force (USAF), U.S. Army, Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Lockheed Martin Corp are all popular places to work. The biggest paychecks can be found at Lockheed Martin Corp — the median salary there is $84K.

Popular Skills for Logistics Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Supply Chain, Budget Management, Project Management, and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Shipping, Customer Relationship Management, and Microsoft Office. Those educated in Logistics tend to be well versed in Inventory Management and Leadership. Those familiar with Operations Management tend to be well versed in Leadership and Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Logistics Manager

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


Logistics Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $49K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $62K. On average, Logistics Managers make $69K following one to two decades on the job. Logistics Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $76K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 19 percent, Logistics Managers in Atlanta receive some of the highest pay in the country. Logistics Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+17 percent), San Diego (+15 percent), Houston (+15 percent), and Denver (+9 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Miami is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Detroit (9 percent lower) and San Antonio (3 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Logistics Manager Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Logistics Manager Salaries








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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 713 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 14%