Logistics Specialist Salary (United States)

Logistics Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $44,156 per year. The range in pay spans from $28,945 to $68,692 per year. With some bonuses running north of $5,100, profit sharing proceeds occasionally surpassing $3,750, and select commissions of $11,920, total income for Logistics Specialists can range between $28,945 and $68,692 according to individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by the particular city and years of experience. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Male Logistics Specialists are just a bit more common than females ones, with males workers composing 56 percent of the field. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,278 - $71,954
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Logistics Specialist Salary (?
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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  
PayScale
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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Logistics Specialists who transition into Logistics Management Specialists are seldom found, but they do earn an extra $21K per year. Logistics Managers or Logistics Analysts are common next-step roles for Logistics Specialists moving up in the field, where annual pay increases by $16,323 or $5,486, respectively.

Logistics Specialist Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Logistics Specialist

Logistics Specialists seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at U.S. Navy, where typical salaries come to $48,376, though the large difference in pay between employees at the top ($25K) and those starting out ($82K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.
With a median salary of only $22,100 (less than half of the top paying company's rate), Office Depot, Inc. lags significantly in the earnings department. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include U.S. Army at $36,731, and U.S. Air Force (USAF) where $40,000 is the norm.

Popular Skills for Logistics Specialist

Logistics Specialists seem to require a number of specific skills. 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. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in Inventory Management and Shipping. Most people who know Logistics also know Shipping and Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Logistics Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Logistics Specialists do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Salaries start at $39,693, which grows to $46K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $49,988 after one to two decades. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job but they do accelerate at a slower rate, and Logistics Specialists tend to earn $55K at this point in time. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

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. Also paying near the top of the field are Washington, San Diego, Minneapolis, and San Antonio, where Logistics Specialists annually earn 14 percent, 8 percent, 7 percent, and 7 percent more than the national average. Logistics Specialists in Memphis make 27 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include 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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Negotiation
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Logistics
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Inventory 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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