Logistics Manager Salary

Approximately half of Logistics Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $38K to $97K per year, and the average comes out to $63K per year. Total cash compensation to Logistics Managers bottoms out near $38K and approaches $97K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $13K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by the particular city and tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Logistics Managers is high. Most Logistics Managers survey respondents are men (73 percent). The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,589 - $93,664
$41K
$63K
$94K
MEDIAN: $63,247
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90%

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$13.60 - $29.27
$14
$18
$29
MEDIAN: $18.19
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$0$96K
Salary $40,589 - $93,664
Bonus $389.40 - $13,027
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,711
Commission $2,027 - $29,590
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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$38,303 - $96,521
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,435
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $13.60 - $29.27
Hourly Tips $0.12
Overtime $16.67 - $42.43
Annual Data $0$96K
Bonus $389.40 - $13,027
Commission $2,027 - $29,590
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,711
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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$38,303 - $96,521
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 335

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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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While not commonly seen, Logistics Managers who transition into a Director of Supply Chain Management position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Directors of Supply Chain Management is $122K per year. Becoming a Logistics Director is, more often than not, the most common role that Logistics Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $104K. Another frequent advance is for Logistics Managers to assume a Business Manager of Logistics role; in this role, workers often earn $61K.

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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. Although U.S. Navy leads the field in pay with a median salary of $91K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $69K on the low end all the way up to $124K at the top. Soaring salaries can also be found at Lockheed Martin Corp, U.S. Air Force (USAF), and U.S. Army, where earnings of $84K, $78K, or $75K are standard for Logistics Managers.

Target Corporation, DSC Logistics and U.S. Marine Corps are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $57K, $58K, and $60K.

Popular Skills for Logistics Manager


Survey results imply that Logistics Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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 9 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Shipping. Most people experienced in Logistics also know 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: $62,350

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, 41 percent above the national average. Logistics Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+23 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), Miami (+13 percent), and Atlanta (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Louisville, 9 percent below the national average. Employers in Charlotte and Austin also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Logistics Manager Reviews

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

Logistics Manager in Cumming:
"Every day is different."
Pros: Challenge.
Cons: Compensation.

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.

Logistics Manager in Portland:
"Great, always something going on/new to learn."
Pros: Ordering and working with suppliers.
Cons:

Logistics Manager in Portland:
"Tedious and corporate culture."
Pros: Flexibility. Casual. Hands off management.
Cons: Hands off management means no one knows or seems to care about what is going on here, this is specific to my company, though.

Logistics Manager in Florida:
Pros: The stress level is next to nothing compared to the retail world.
Cons: The company is split into an east and west. Because of this communication has not been the best.

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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 416 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Logistics Manager Salaries

▲24%

▲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 416 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 16%
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