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Logistics Specialist Salary

Average Logistics Specialists in the United States make around $48K annually. Total cash incomes of Logistics Specialists run from $29K to $70K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $6K, profit sharing that reaches $4K, and some commissions of nearly $34K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though geography and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Men make up a slight majority of Logistics Specialists (57 percent) who responded to the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Logistics Specialists. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,496 - $72,381
(Median)
$33K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $48,236
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$11.24 - $22.71
(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
$33,496 - $72,381  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,830  
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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$29,102 - $69,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 816
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.24 - $22.71  
   
Overtime
$15.50 - $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 - $5,830  
   
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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$29,102 - $69,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 347

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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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There are some Logistics Specialists — though it's uncommon — that transition into Logistics Management Specialists, where earnings are an average $65K annually. Logistics Specialists moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Logistics Managers or Logistics Analysts. The median paychecks in those roles are $16K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Logistics Specialist


Although U.S. Navy boasts the highest average salary in town at $47K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $25K or as much as $82K.

Popular Skills for Logistics Specialist


Logistics Specialists report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Operations Management, Data Analysis, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 20 percent, and 19 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service and Shipping. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Inventory Management and Shipping. Those proficient in Logistics are, more often than not, also skilled in 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $40K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $46K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Logistics Specialists make a median salary of $50K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $57K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 23 percent, Logistics Specialists in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Logistics Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+19 percent), Houston (+18 percent), San Diego (+14 percent), and New York (+11 percent). Logistics Specialists in Phoenix make 26 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dallas and Columbus (16 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
$44,000


Skills That Affect Logistics Specialist Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 32%

Data Analysis
up arrow 20%


Negotiation
up arrow 7%

Logistics
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
0%

National Average
$44,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%

Shipping
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 242 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%
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