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Logistics Manager Salary

Logistics Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up slightly more than half of Logistics Managers. Pay fluctuates from $39K to $97K per year, but expected earnings average $62K annually. In the world of Logistics Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $39K and $97K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $12K and $10K, respectively. The specific employer is the main element affecting pay for this group — career length and location are driving factors as well. The majority of Logistics Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Logistics Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$40,408 - $92,563
(Median)
$40K
$62K
$93K
MEDIAN: $62,315
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$11.75 - $27.50
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$12
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary 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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,408 - $92,563  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,595  
Profit Sharing
$395.94 - $9,787  
Commission
$822 - $19,653  
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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$38,621 - $96,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,918
National Hourly Rate 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.75 - $27.50  
   
Overtime
$15.72 - $38.69  
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 - $11,595  
   
Commission
$822 - $19,653  
Profit Sharing
$395.94 - $9,787  
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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$38,621 - $96,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 302

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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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Logistics Managers do not often transition into Director of Supply Chain Management roles. The role averages $121K per year. Becoming a Logistics Director or a Business Manager of Logistics is, however, a more typical career progression for Logistics Managers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Logistics Manager


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Logistics Managers include U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force (USAF), Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc, Target Corporation, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Lockheed Martin Corp offers the most; Logistics Managers earn $84K on average there. Logistics Managers will also find cushy salaries at U.S. Army (+$72K), Target Corporation (+$68K), and U.S. Air Force (USAF) (+$64K).

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc ($57K), Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc ($60K), and U.S. Air Force (USAF) ($64K).

Popular Skills for Logistics Manager


Logistics Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Supply Chain, Project Management, and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Shipping, Customer Relationship Management, and Microsoft Office. Those familiar with Operations Management tend to be well versed in Leadership and Inventory Management. Most people familiar with Logistics also know Inventory Management and Leadership.

Pay by Experience Level for Logistics Manager

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


Logistics Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $50K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $62K. For Logistics Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $69K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $76K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Logistics Managers in Atlanta enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Logistics Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+17 percent), Houston (+15 percent), Denver (+12 percent), and Tampa (+11 percent). Trailing the national average by 8 percent, Austin is the market with the smallest paychecks. Miami and San Antonio are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 7 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively.

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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 725 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 14%