Logistics Planning Manager Salary
Just under three-fifths of Logistics Planning Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $39K to $108K per year, but median earnings come to around $66K annually. A strong majority claim medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision coverage. Most Logistics Planning Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Job Description for Logistics Planning Manager
Logistics planning managers are in charge of effectively planning and managing all logistics activities for their company. They are responsible for developing, documenting, and improving logistics initiatives, as well as managing a group of logistics planning professionals to reach all company goals in a timely manner. They work with other managers to discuss important logistics planning ideas and ensure all processes are effective and efficient. Logistics planning managers use a personal computer as one of their main tools to keep accurate records of logistics strategies and planning initiatives, as well as create proposals and detailed logistics reports.Read More...
Logistics planning managers must be able to effectively prioritize projects and deliver planning strategies under strict deadlines. Their main duties also include analyzing and recommending new logistics-related strategies, as well as working to eliminate the root causes of recurring issues that raise costs or reduce services for their organization and customers. They also manage relationships and negotiate rates with vendors and external partners. Logistics planning managers also develop and evaluate standard operating procedures, rules, and processes to enhance communication, transfer information, and produce results.
A bachelor's degree and related experience are generally required for this position. In addition, previous experience in a managerial capacity may be preferred, and industry and leadership certifications may be beneficial. Logistics planning managers must be organized individuals that pay close attention to detail and excellent communication skills.
Logistics Planning Manager Tasks
- Coordinate inbound and outbound freight, and track product movement and inventory.
- Manage employee schedules, assignments, evaluations, and compliance.
- Manage day-to-day and strategic operations at distribution center or warehouse.
- Write and track invoices, manifests, and issues with delivery or transportation.
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Pay by Experience Level for Logistics Planning Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Logistics Planning Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $56K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $66K. Logistics Planning Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $74K. As Logistics Planning Managers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $84K.