The average Logistics Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $49K annually. Total cash earnings of Logistics Specialists range from $29K on the low end to $70K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $8K and $7K, respectively. While geography and years of experience impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction for Logistics Specialists is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Logistics Specialists (58 percent) who responded to the survey. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,605 - $75,043
(Median)
$34K
$49K
$75K
MEDIAN: $48,850
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$12.09 - $23.94
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,605 - $75,043  
   
Bonus
$982 - $7,538  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $7,096  
Commission
$11,000  
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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$29,112 - $70,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 835
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.09 - $23.94  
   
Overtime
$17.58 - $37.28  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$982 - $7,538  
   
Commission
$11,000  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $7,096  
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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$29,112 - $70,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 443
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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 Supply Chain Managers, the job pays $82K per year on average. Typical career progression for a Logistics Specialist involves becoming a Logistics Manager or a Logistics Analyst, roles that pay $17K more and $7K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Logistics Specialist


U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force (USAF), Amazon.com Inc, and Office Depot, Inc. are top-notch employers for Logistics Specialists in this area. U.S. Navy offers the largest salaries in town ($59K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $25K to $79K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include U.S. Army, Amazon.com Inc, and U.S. Air Force (USAF), where Logistics Specialists typically earn around $48K, $41K, or $39K, respectively.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at M33 Integrated Solutions ($31K), CEVA Logistics Ltd. ($32K), and U.S. Air Force (USAF) ($39K).

Popular Skills for Logistics Specialist


Logistics Specialists seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Negotiation, Purchasing, Project Management, and Supply Chain are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. Those listing Data Entry as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Receiving and Oral / Verbal Communication also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know 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. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $41K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $46K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $60K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,003

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Home to some of the best pay for Logistics Specialists, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 41 percent above the national average. Logistics Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+31 percent), Los Angeles (+25 percent), New York (+16 percent), and San Diego (+16 percent). Falling short of the national average by 15 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Charlotte. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Jacksonville (10 percent lower) and Dallas (3 percent lower).

Logistics Specialist Reviews

What is it like working as a Logistics Specialist?

Logistics Specialist in St. Clair Shores:
"Complex and Intellectual."
Pros: The one thing I like the most about my job, is the fact that there is never a day where I don't learn something new.
Cons: My job can almost be as bad as being a detective when it comes down to figuring out where a part came from that has no location or number to go with it.

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Experience Affects Logistics Specialist Salaries




National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Logistics Specialist Salaries

Negotiation
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Project Management
up arrow 4%

Supply Chain
up arrow 4%

Inventory Management
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Data Analysis
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$44,000

Logistics
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Shipping
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Operations Management
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Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 15%

Receiving
up arrow 21%

Data Entry
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 180 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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