Logistics Manager Salary

Logistics Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and more than half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $63K annually, but may range from $39K to $98K per year. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Logistics Managers — as high as $12K, $10K and $31K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $39K to $98K. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — career length and location are driving factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Logistics Managers survey respondents are men (74 percent). Job satisfaction for Logistics Managers is high.

$40,897 - $94,354
(Median)
$41K
$63K
$94K
MEDIAN: $62,953
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$11.87 - $26.74
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$12
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,897 - $94,354  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,913  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $10,057  
Commission
$195.74 - $30,609  
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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$38,884 - $98,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,500
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.87 - $26.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.60  
Overtime
$14.88 - $38.27  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,913  
   
Commission
$195.74 - $30,609  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $10,057  
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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$38,884 - $98,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 367
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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

  • 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 some Logistics Managers move into positions like Director of Supply Chain Management (where the average salary is $122K), this progression is not the norm. The most common promotion for Logistics Managers is Logistics Director, a position that typically pays $104K 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


Known for taking on a considerable number of Logistics Managers, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force (USAF), Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc, Target Corporation, and U.S. Marine Corps are leading firms in the industry. For Logistics Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at U.S. Navy; in fact, median earnings sit around $101K, the highest in the area. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Lockheed Martin Corp, U.S. Army, and U.S. Air Force (USAF), where Logistics Managers typically earn around $84K, $73K, or $70K, respectively.

Also approaching the lower end are Wal-Mart Stores, Inc at $61K, Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc at $62K, and U.S. Marine Corps at $63K.

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, Project Management, Supply Chain, and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Shipping, Customer Relationship Management, and Inventory Control. Most people who know Logistics also know Inventory Management and Leadership. Skill sets containing Operations Management also tend to include 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. 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 $63K. Logistics Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $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

National Average: $62,616

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

Home to some of the best pay for Logistics Managers, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 17 percent above the national average. Logistics Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+14 percent), Tampa (+12 percent), Richmond (+12 percent), and Seattle (+12 percent). In Portland, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Logistics Manager Salaries




National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Logistics Manager Salaries







Leadership
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$63,000

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 701 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
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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