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Logistics Specialist Salary

Logistics Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $48K per year. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Logistics Specialists — as high as $6K, $4K and $34K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $29K to $70K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Most Logistics Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men working as Logistics Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,717 - $72,448
(Median)
$34K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $48,287
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90%

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$11.08 - $22.64
(Median)
$11
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary 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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,717 - $72,448  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,763  
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $4,055  
Commission
$-0.50 - $34,255  
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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$28,993 - $69,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 821
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.08 - $22.64  
   
Overtime
$15.50 - $35.23  
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 - $5,763  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $34,255  
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $4,055  
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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$28,993 - $69,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 354

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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 advance into the role of a Logistics Management Specialist are fairly uncommon. Logistics Management Specialists on average earn $65K per year. Career advancement for the typical Logistics Specialist often leads to becoming a Logistics Manager or a Logistics Analyst; median salaries in these positions are $16K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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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 the median salary comes to $48K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($25K) and those starting out ($81K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

Earnings fall especially short at Office Depot, Inc., where the median salary of $19K is the lowest in the field, 151 percent lower than the top payer.

Popular Skills for Logistics Specialist


Logistics Specialists report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Lucky workers who know Operations Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 32 percent above average. Data Analysis and Project Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 20 percent and 32 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service and Shipping. Those who learned Logistics also tend to know Shipping and Inventory Management. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Inventory Management and Shipping.

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. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $40K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $46K. Logistics Specialists bring in $50K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $57K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location


Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Logistics Specialists, 24 percent above the national average. Logistics Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Orlando (+22 percent), Minneapolis (+19 percent), Houston (+17 percent), and San Diego (+12 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Phoenix Logistics Specialists earning much less — 26 percent less — than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dallas and Columbus (16 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

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

Operations Management
up arrow 32%


Data Analysis
up arrow 20%

Negotiation
up arrow 8%

Logistics
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$44,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%

Shipping
up arrow 3%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 243 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 12%
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