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Logistics Specialist Salary

The average Logistics Specialist in the United States earns approximately $49K per year. In the world of Logistics Specialists, overall income ranges from $29K near the bottom to $70K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and tenure. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men make up a slight majority of Logistics Specialists (56 percent) who responded to the survey. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,465 - $72,725
(Median)
$33K
$49K
$73K
MEDIAN: $48,646
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$11.21 - $22.78
(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
$33,465 - $72,725  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,372  
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $4,085  
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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$29,236 - $69,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 767
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.21 - $22.78  
   
Overtime
$15.43 - $34.16  
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 - $5,372  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $34,255  
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $4,085  
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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$29,236 - $69,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 323
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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 may go on to top-notch roles like Logistics Management Specialist, where median pay is $65K annually. When Logistics Specialists are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Logistics Managers or Logistics Analysts. Those roles pay an additional $16K and $5K, respectively.

Logistics Specialist Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Logistics Specialist


U.S. Navy offers the largest salaries in town ($48K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $25K to $82K.

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 26 percent above average. Project Management and Data Analysis are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 19 percent and 26 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service and Shipping. The majority of those who know Logistics also know Shipping and Inventory Management. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $40K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $47K. On average, Logistics Specialists make $51K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $56K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 14 percent, Logistics Specialists in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Logistics Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+13 percent), San Diego (+12 percent), Minneapolis (+9 percent), and San Antonio (+6 percent). Logistics Specialists in Phoenix earn salaries far below the national average by 27 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers in Norfolk and Columbus also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 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
$45,000


Skills That Affect Logistics Specialist Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 26%


Data Analysis
up arrow 19%

Negotiation
up arrow 7%

Logistics
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
0%

National Average
$45,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

Shipping
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 241 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 12%