Logistics Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with around half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $63K annually on average but can range from $39K to $97K per year. The final incomes of Logistics Managers generally vary between $39K and $97K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $13K, $10K, and $30K, respectively. The specific employer is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and years of experience are driving factors as well. Work is enjoyable for Logistics Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Logistics Managers survey respondents are men (73 percent). Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part.

$40,881 - $93,210
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MEDIAN: $62,655
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,881 - $93,210  
   
Bonus
$205.42 - $13,250  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,881  
Commission
$198.66 - $30,201  
Total Pay (?
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$38,653 - $96,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,465
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.04 - $27.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.22  
Overtime
$14.63 - $37.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$205.42 - $13,250  
   
Commission
$198.66 - $30,201  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,881  
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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$38,653 - $96,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 309
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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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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 $121K per year. It is more probable, however, that Logistics Managers become Logistics Directors or Logistics Business Managers.

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U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force (USAF), Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc, Target Corporation, and U.S. Marine Corps are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Logistics Managers. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, U.S. Navy offers the most; Logistics Managers earn $101K on average there. Logistics Managers can also look forward to large paychecks at Lockheed Martin Corp ($84K), U.S. Air Force (USAF) ($79K), and U.S. Army ($73K).

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include DSC Logistics at $57K, and Target Corporation where $59K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Logistics Managers there earn up to $103K.

Popular Skills for Logistics Manager


Logistics Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Contract Negotiation, Supply Chain, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 12 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Shipping. Those educated in Logistics tend to be well versed in Leadership and Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Logistics Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Logistics Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $50K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $62K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Logistics Managers make a median salary of $68K. Logistics Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $78K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,885

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Home to some of the best pay for Logistics Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 29 percent above the national average. Logistics Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+17 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Miami (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Austin, 17 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Phoenix (11 percent lower) and Louisville (4 percent lower).

Logistics Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Logistics Manager?

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.

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Experience Affects Logistics Manager Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Logistics Manager Salaries






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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 369 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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