Logistics Manager Salary

With slightly more than half of Logistics Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Logistics Managers is $62K per year and can range from $39K on the lower end to $97K per year near the higher end. Total cash compensation for Logistics Managers runs from $39K to $97K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $11K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by career length and geographic location. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Logistics Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$40,678 - $92,916
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$41K
$62K
$93K
MEDIAN: $62,491
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$11.67 - $27.68
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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
$40,678 - $92,916  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,026  
Profit Sharing
$388.84 - $10,000  
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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$38,695 - $97,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,038
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.67 - $27.68  
   
Overtime
$15.26 - $38.21  
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 - $11,026  
   
Commission
$822 - $19,653  
Profit Sharing
$388.84 - $10,000  
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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$38,695 - $97,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 312
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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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There are some Logistics Managers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Directors of Supply Chain Management, where earnings are an average $120K annually. A Logistics Director role is the most common promotion for Logistics Managers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $103K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Logistics Managers is a Business Manager of Logistics position, where earnings are usually $61K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Logistics Manager


Leading companies who hire large numbers of 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. Other employers shelling out big bucks include U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force (USAF), and Target Corporation, where Logistics Managers typically earn around $72K, $68K, or $67K, respectively.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc ($61K), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc ($61K), and Target Corporation ($67K).

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 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Relationship Management, Shipping, and Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in Operations Management also know Leadership and Inventory Management. For most people, competency in Logistics indicates knowledge of Inventory Management and Leadership.

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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $50K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $63K. Logistics Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $69K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $76K.

Pay Difference by Location


Logistics Managers will find that Atlanta offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 15 percent. Logistics Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+15 percent), Denver (+13 percent), Houston (+13 percent), and Seattle (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 8 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Miami and San Antonio (8 percent lower and 2 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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 681 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: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%
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