Logistics Manager Salary

The majority of Logistics Managers in the United States — just over a half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $39K to $97K per year, and the median is $62K per year. 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 $11K and $10K, respectively. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and geographic location are driving factors as well. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Logistics Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance.

$40,615 - $92,804

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$11.71 - $27.19

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,615 - $92,804  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,896  
Profit Sharing
$393.80 - $9,919  
Commission
$800 - $15,000  
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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$38,597 - $97,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,072
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $27.19  
   
Overtime
$15.19 - $37.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,896  
   
Commission
$800 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$393.80 - $9,919  
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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$38,597 - $97,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 322
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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 who advance into the role of a Director of Supply Chain Management are fairly uncommon. Directors of Supply Chain Management on average earn $120K per year. A more common career path for Logistics Managers is stepping into the role of Logistics Director or Business Manager of Logistics.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Logistics Manager


Logistics Managers fill the offices of leading firms U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force (USAF), Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc, Target Corporation, and DSC Logistics. Logistics Managers flock to Lockheed Martin Corp for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $84K lead the pack in compensation. Logistics Managers will also find cushy salaries at U.S. Army (+$71K), U.S. Air Force (USAF) (+$68K), and Target Corporation (+$68K).

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc at $61K, Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc at $61K, and Target Corporation, where $68K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Logistics Manager


Survey results imply that Logistics Managers deploy a deep pool 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 in pay of 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Relationship Management, Shipping, and Microsoft Office. Those proficient in Operations Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Leadership and Inventory Management. Most people experienced in 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $50K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $62K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Logistics Managers make a median salary of $69K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $76K.

Pay Difference by Location


Atlanta offers some of the highest pay in the country for Logistics Managers, 16 percent above the national average. Logistics Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+15 percent), Denver (+14 percent), Houston (+12 percent), and Seattle (+11 percent). Columbus is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. On the whole, employers pay 8 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Austin and Miami.

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Experience Affects Logistics Manager Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Logistics Manager Salaries








Leadership
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Logistics
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National Average
$62,000

Microsoft Excel
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Inventory Management
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Inventory Control
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 671 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
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%
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