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Logistics Specialist Salary

The average Logistics Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $48K annually. Overall compensation packages to Logistics Specialists range from $29K on the low end to $70K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $6K and profit sharing that approaches $4K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $34K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by geography and tenure. Male Logistics Specialists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Work is enjoyable for Logistics Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$33,320 - $72,368
(Median)
$33K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $48,438
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90%

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$11.23 - $22.84
(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
$33,320 - $72,368  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,740  
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $4,055  
Commission
$-0.50 - $33,935  
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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$29,168 - $69,860  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 800
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.23 - $22.84  
   
Overtime
$15.89 - $36.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,740  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $33,935  
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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$29,168 - $69,860  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 336

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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 do not often transition into Logistics Management Specialist roles. The role averages $65K per year. The most common next step for a Logistics Specialist is to become a Logistics Manager or a Logistics Analyst. The former position pays an additional $16K per year on average, and the latter position pays $5K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Logistics Specialist


Although U.S. Navy leads the field in pay with a median salary of $48K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $25K on the low end all the way up to $83K at the top.

Popular Skills for Logistics Specialist


Logistics Specialists report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Operations Management, Project Management, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 21 percent, and 19 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service and Shipping. The majority of those who know Logistics also know Shipping and Inventory Management. Most people familiar with Customer Service also know 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. 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 $46K. Logistics Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $50K. 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


For Logistics Specialists, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Logistics Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+17 percent), San Diego (+13 percent), Minneapolis (+10 percent), and New York (+8 percent). Logistics Specialists' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Logistics Specialists in Phoenix bring in salaries that are 27 percent lower than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dallas and Columbus (17 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 31%


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 243 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
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%