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Logistics Manager Salary

Logistics Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent slightly more than half of Logistics Managers. Salaries average out to around $62K annually and spread from $39K to $97K per year. Cash earnings for Logistics Managers — which occasionally include more than $11K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $39K to approximately $97K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but tenure and geography are influential factors as well. Most Logistics Managers survey respondents are men (74 percent). Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of Logistics Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,461 - $92,989
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$40K
$62K
$93K
MEDIAN: $62,452
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$11.74 - $27.49
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$12
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$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
$40,461 - $92,989  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,241  
Profit Sharing
$397.99 - $9,973  
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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$38,594 - $97,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,967
National Hourly Rate 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $27.49  
   
Overtime
$15.40 - $38.53  
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 - $11,241  
   
Commission
$822 - $19,653  
Profit Sharing
$397.99 - $9,973  
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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$38,594 - $97,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 300

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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 it's uncommon, some Logistics Managers move into roles as Directors of Supply Chain Management, where pay is an average $121K per year. The most common promotion for Logistics Managers is Logistics Director, a position that typically pays $103K annually. Another standard transition for Logistics Managers seeking advancement is to assume a Business Manager of Logistics role, where pay is often $61K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Logistics Manager


Many Logistics Managers can be found at U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force (USAF), Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc, Target Corporation, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, firms that are at the top of the field. Those at Lockheed Martin Corp can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $84K. Other leaders in compensation levels are U.S. Army at $72K, Target Corporation at $68K, and U.S. Air Force (USAF), where Logistics Managers annually earn $65K.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc ($57K), Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc ($60K), and U.S. Air Force (USAF) ($65K).

Popular Skills for Logistics Manager


Logistics Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Relationship Management, Shipping, and Microsoft Office. Most people who know Logistics also know Inventory Management and Leadership. A tool kit that includes Operations Management also typically contains 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Logistics Managers. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $49K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $63K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $69K. Logistics Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $76K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Chicago is home to an above-average pay rate for Logistics Managers, 17 percent higher than the national average. Logistics Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+17 percent), Houston (+14 percent), Denver (+14 percent), and San Diego (+10 percent). Austin is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 8 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Miami (8 percent lower) and San Francisco (3 percent lower).

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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 707 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
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 14%
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