Logistics Specialists in the United States take home approximately $49K annually on average. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by geography and tenure. The majority of Logistics Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Men working as Logistics Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,216 - $74,835
$33K
$49K
$75K
MEDIAN: $48,735
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$12.09 - $24.57
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MEDIAN: $16.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,216 - $74,835  
   
Bonus
$972 - $7,490  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Commission
$9,000  
Total Pay (?
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$29,018 - $70,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 843
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.09 - $24.57  
   
Overtime
$16.65 - $37.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$972 - $7,490  
   
Commission
$9,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$29,018 - $70,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 452

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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

  • Manage the shipments and transport of goods.
  • Create, coordinate and complete shipments of goods between their company and vendors or customers.

Common Career Paths for Logistics Specialist


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There are some Logistics Specialists — though it's uncommon — that transition into Supply Chain Managers, where earnings are an average $82K 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 $17K and $7K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Logistics Specialist


Logistics Specialists flock to U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force (USAF), Amazon.com Inc, and CEVA Logistics Ltd., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. U.S. Navy offers the largest salaries in town ($54K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $25K to $79K. Soaring salaries can also be found at U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, and Amazon.com Inc, where earnings of $48K, $46K, or $41K are standard for Logistics Specialists.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are M33 Integrated Solutions ($31K), CEVA Logistics Ltd. ($33K), and U.S. Air Force (USAF) ($39K).

Popular Skills for Logistics Specialist


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Negotiation, Purchasing, Supply Chain, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 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 proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in 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. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $40K; 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. As Logistics Specialists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $60K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,918

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Logistics Specialists will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 27 percent. Logistics Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+18 percent), San Diego (+17 percent), Huntsville (+14 percent), and Norfolk (+14 percent). Trailing the national average by 17 percent, Charlotte is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Jacksonville and Miami also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Logistics Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Logistics Specialist?

Logistics Specialist in Troy:
"Emergency Department Work Culture."
Pros: I like collaborating with the lobotomy staff, the pharmacy staff, and the head nursing staff to deliver internal products at the right time to the right person.
Cons: It would be beneficial to the job if there were were better defined rules and If I could have a person(s) that I could supervise. The logistics specialists who work in the Emergency Room Department need more supervision and guidance at present.

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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Key Stats for Logistics Specialist

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 181 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Logistics Specialist Salaries




National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Logistics Specialist Salaries


Negotiation
up arrow 8%

Supply Chain
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Inventory Management
0%

Microsoft Office
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National Average
$44,000





Operations Management
up arrow 7%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 15%

Receiving
up arrow 21%

Data Entry
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 181 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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