Logistics Manager Salary

Logistics Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $39K to $97K per year, median earnings come to $62K per year. With some bonuses approaching $11K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Logistics Managers spread between $39K and $97K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the specific employer, but career duration and geographic location are influential factors as well. Most Logistics Managers survey respondents are men (74 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half.

$40,652 - $92,891
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$41K
$62K
$93K
MEDIAN: $62,499
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$11.67 - $27.41
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$12
$17
$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
$40,652 - $92,891  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,287  
Profit Sharing
$393.05 - $9,933  
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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$38,693 - $97,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,053
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.67 - $27.41  
   
Overtime
$15.16 - $38.10  
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 - $11,287  
   
Commission
$822 - $19,653  
Profit Sharing
$393.05 - $9,933  
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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$38,693 - $97,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 313
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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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Though some Logistics Managers move into positions like Director of Supply Chain Management (where the average salary is $120K), this progression is not the norm. The most common career progression for Logistics Managers leads to becoming a Logistics Director, where average pay is $103K annually. However, many Logistics Managers also opt to become Logistics Business Managers. Typically, a Business Manager of Logistics brings home $61K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Logistics Manager


U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force (USAF), Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc, Target Corporation, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Logistics Managers. Those at Lockheed Martin Corp can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $84K. Logistics Managers will also find cushy salaries at U.S. Army (+$71K), U.S. Air Force (USAF) (+$69K), and Target Corporation (+$68K).

Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc and Target Corporation are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $61K, $61K, and $68K.

Popular Skills for Logistics Manager


Logistics Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills 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 between 9 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Relationship Management, Shipping, and Microsoft Office. Those familiar with Logistics also tend to know Inventory Management and Leadership. Most people who know Operations Management also know Leadership and Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Logistics Manager

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $50K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $63K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Logistics Managers see a median salary of $69K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $76K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Atlanta is home to an above-average pay rate for Logistics Managers, 16 percent higher than the national average. Logistics Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+15 percent), Denver (+13 percent), Houston (+13 percent), and Seattle (+11 percent). Miami is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Austin and Tampa (8 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







Leadership
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$62,000

Inventory Management
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Inventory Control
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 674 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%
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