Logistics Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $63K per year, but may range from $38K to $97K per year. In the world of Logistics Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $38K and $97K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $13K and $10K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by experience level and geography. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Making up 72 percent of those who took the survey, male Logistics Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,636 - $93,183
$41K
$63K
$93K
MEDIAN: $62,593
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$13.08 - $28.26
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MEDIAN: $17.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,636 - $93,183  
   
Bonus
$295.90 - $12,781  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,890  
Commission
$201.34 - $29,799  
Total Pay (?
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$38,006 - $96,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,476
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.08 - $28.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12  
Overtime
$14.72 - $39.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$295.90 - $12,781  
   
Commission
$201.34 - $29,799  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,890  
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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$38,006 - $96,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 324

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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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There are some Logistics Managers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Directors of Supply Chain Management, where earnings are an average $122K annually. 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


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Logistics Managers include U.S. Air Force (USAF), U.S. Army, Target Corporation, Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc, and U.S. Marine Corps. U.S. Navy offers the largest salaries in town ($91K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $69K to $124K. Other big spenders include Lockheed Martin Corp, U.S. Air Force (USAF), and U.S. Army, top-paying firms where Logistics Managers see paychecks nearing $84K, $78K, or $75K.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Target Corporation ($58K), DSC Logistics ($58K), and U.S. Marine Corps ($61K).

Popular Skills for Logistics Manager


Logistics Managers report using a deep pool of skills 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 6 percent and 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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

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


For many Logistics Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $50K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $62K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Logistics Managers make a median salary of $68K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $77K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,708

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

Logistics Managers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 22 percent. Logistics Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+19 percent), Miami (+13 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Atlanta (+12 percent). Austin is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 8 percent. Workers in Phoenix and San Diego earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less).

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
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 371 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Logistics Manager Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Logistics Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 371 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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