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Logistics Specialist Salary (United States)

Logistics Specialists in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $48K per year. Total incomes of Logistics Specialists incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $4K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $29K and $69K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair portion earn dental coverage. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Logistics Specialists making up 56 percent of workers. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Logistics Specialist Salary (?
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$32,278 - $71,954
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MEDIAN: $48,279
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Logistics Specialist Salary (?
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$11.07 - $22.88
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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  
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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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  
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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While Logistics Specialists do not often become Logistics Management Specialists, the job usually pays $65K per year. Logistics Specialists moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Logistics Managers or Logistics Analysts. The median paychecks in those roles are $16K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

Logistics Specialist Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Logistics Specialist

Employees of U.S. Navy can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $48K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $25K to $82K.
Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at U.S. Army.

Popular Skills for Logistics Specialist

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service and Shipping. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Inventory Management and Shipping. Most people skilled in Logistics are similarly competent in Shipping and Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Logistics Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Logistics Specialists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $40K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $46K. For Logistics Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $50K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $54K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up a little less than one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining approximately one-tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$44,000
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Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Logistics Specialists, 15 percent higher than the national average. Logistics Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+14 percent), San Diego (+8 percent), Minneapolis (+7 percent), and San Antonio (+7 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Logistics Specialists in Memphis earning a whopping 27 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Phoenix (26 percent lower) and Columbus (14 percent lower).

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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National Average
$44,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
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%