Logistics Specialist Salary

Logistics Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $48K per year. Final cash compensation to Logistics Specialists varies from around $29K to approximately $70K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $6K and $4K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by the company and years of experience. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men working as Logistics Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. Work is enjoyable for Logistics Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,671 - $72,937
(Median)
$34K
$48K
$73K
MEDIAN: $47,966
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$11.49 - $22.60
(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
$33,671 - $72,937  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,788  
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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$29,221 - $70,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 857
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.49 - $22.60  
   
Overtime
$15.25 - $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 - $5,788  
   
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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$29,221 - $70,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 362
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Logistics Management Specialist. The average Logistics Management Specialist brings home $65K per year. Logistics Managers or Logistics Analysts are common next-step roles for Logistics Specialists moving up in their careers; annual pay for Logistics Managers is $17K higher on average, and it's $6K higher for Logistics Analysts.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Logistics Specialist


Although U.S. Navy boasts the highest average salary in town at $48K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $25K or as much as $81K.

Office Depot, Inc. offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary 153 percent lower than the top payer ($19K).

Popular Skills for Logistics Specialist


Survey results imply that Logistics Specialists put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Operations Management, Data Analysis, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 20 percent, and 19 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Oral / Verbal Communication, Customer Service, and Shipping. Most people who know Customer Service also know Inventory Management and Shipping. Most people familiar with 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.


For Logistics Specialists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. 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 see a median salary of $50K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $58K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Logistics Specialists in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. Logistics Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Orlando (+36 percent), Minneapolis (+19 percent), Houston (+18 percent), and San Diego (+16 percent). Logistics Specialists in Phoenix take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 26 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas (12 percent lower) and Los Angeles (6 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

Operations Management
up arrow 30%

Data Analysis
up arrow 20%


Negotiation
up arrow 8%

Logistics
0%

Inventory Management
0%

National Average
$44,000

Shipping
up arrow 4%


Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 240 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
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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