Logistics Specialist Salary

The average Logistics Specialist in the United States earns approximately $48K annually. The final incomes of Logistics Specialists generally vary between $29K and $71K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $6K, $4K, and $34K, respectively. While geography and years of experience impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Logistics Specialists making up 57 percent of survey respondents. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Logistics Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,470 - $73,650

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$11.59 - $22.69

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,470 - $73,650  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,937  
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $4,027  
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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$29,328 - $70,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 878
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.59 - $22.69  
   
Overtime
$15.40 - $35.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,937  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $34,255  
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $4,027  
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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$29,328 - $70,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 372
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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 go on to become Supply Chain Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Supply Chain Managers is $83K annually. A common career progression for a Logistics Specialist is to become a Logistics Manager or a Logistics Analyst. Compared to Logistics Specialists, the first group earns $16K more on average, and the second group earns $6K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Logistics Specialist


Logistics Specialists flock to U.S. Navy for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $49K lead the pack in compensation; however, U.S. Navy also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $25K at one end to $81K at the other end.

With a median employee salary of $19K, Office Depot, Inc. pays significantly less than its competitors (156 percent less than the top paying company).

Popular Skills for Logistics Specialist


Logistics Specialists report using a wide range of professional 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 31 percent, 28 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Oral / Verbal Communication, Customer Service, and Shipping. Most people skilled in Logistics are similarly competent in Shipping and Inventory Management. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent 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 many Logistics Specialists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker earns $40K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $46K. Logistics Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $50K. As Logistics Specialists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $58K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Logistics Specialists in Orlando enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 36 percent above the national average. Logistics Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+36 percent), Minneapolis (+19 percent), Houston (+18 percent), and San Diego (+15 percent). Falling short of the national average by 9 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Charlotte. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Los Angeles (7 percent less) and Jacksonville (6 percent less).

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
up arrow 31%

Operations Management
up arrow 28%


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 241 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

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: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 12%
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