Logistics Specialist Salary (United States)

Logistics Specialists in the United States usually make around $44,156 per year. Compensation ranges from $28,945 on the low end to $68,692 per year on the high end. Overall compensation packages to Logistics Specialists range from $32,278 on the low end to $71,954 on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $5,100 and profit sharing that approaches $3,750, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $11,920. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by geography and years of experience. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a majority get vision benefits. Women are just slightly outnumbered in the field, with male Logistics Specialists making up 56 percent of workers. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,278 - $71,954  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,100  
Profit Sharing
$126.50 - $3,750  
Commission
$-0.50 - $11,920  
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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$28,945 - $68,692  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 729
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $22.88  
   
Overtime
$15.40 - $34.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,100  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $11,920  
Profit Sharing
$126.50 - $3,750  
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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$28,945 - $68,692  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 305
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Job Description for Logistics Specialist

Logistics specialists are in charge of effectively coordinating day-to-day logistics operations for their organization. One of their main responsibilities include preparing initial documentation regarding planning stages. They review contract plans and process reports based on their findings. Most of the time, logistics specialists collect and analyze relevant information regarding performance metrics. They also coordinate activities and make sure company resources are used efficiently. Additionally, logistics specialists participate in and facilitate support assessments.
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Logistics Specialist Tasks
  • Create, coordinate and complete shipments of goods between their company and vendors or customers.
  • Manage the shipments and transport of goods.

Common Career Paths for Logistics Specialist

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Though not the most common occurrence, Logistics Specialists who become Logistics Management Specialists earn an extra $21K per year. Logistics Specialists can earn $16,323 or $5,486 more per year when they move into roles as Logistics Managers or Logistics Analysts, a common transition for those in the field.

Logistics Specialist Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Logistics Specialist

Though U.S. Navy leads the field in terms of pay with a median salary of $48,376, employees there receive a range of salaries, from $25K on the low end all the way up to $82K.
Considering that the median salary at Office Depot, Inc. is a shallow $22,100, it is not surprising that this company ranks last in employee compensation relative to (and far behind) other companies in the same line of work—their median pay is less than half of the top paying employer's rate. U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force (USAF) are other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $36,731 and $40,000.

Popular Skills for Logistics Specialist

Survey results suggest that Logistics Specialists put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Data Analysis, Operations Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 36 percent, 29 percent, and 22 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service and Shipping. A tool kit that includes Logistics also typically contains Shipping and Inventory Management. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in Inventory Management and Shipping.

Pay by Experience Level for Logistics Specialist

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For Logistics Specialists, experience is not a major factor in determining pay, and incremental pay growth is standard. New salaries start at $39,693 and reach $46K in five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $49,988. After 20 years of work in the field, Logistics Specialists typically earn $55K and go on to enjoy (slight) increases in earnings. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 19 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, a majority land within this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Logistics Specialists, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Washington, San Diego, Minneapolis, and San Antonio also offer top salaries for Logistics Specialists. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 14 percent, 8 percent, 7 percent, and 7 percent more, respectively. Logistics Specialists in Memphis earn salaries far below the national average by 27 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Phoenix (-26 percent) and Columbus (-14 percent).

Logistics Specialist Reviews

What is it like working as a Logistics Specialist at U.S. Army?
Logistics Specialist in Washington:
"Logistics Management."
Pros: The organization itself and the "will get it done" attitudes. Failure is not an option.
Cons: The rank structure. Waiting on "open slots" to get promoted no matter what your knowledge is base on. The wait is long and outdrawn, it breaks down the morale because you work so hard to advance.

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Experience Affects Logistics Specialist Salaries

National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect Logistics Specialist Salaries

Data Analysis
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Operations Management
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$44,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 237 votes.

Gender

Female
44%
female alumni
 
Male
56%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 11%
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