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Logistics Supervisor Salary (United States)

Yearly wages for Logistics Supervisors in the United States typically come in around $53K annually. Cash earnings for Logistics Supervisors — including $8K in bonuses and $9K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $35K to $73K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. A solid majority enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Logistics Supervisors are men (74 percent). For the most part, Logistics Supervisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Logistics Supervisor Salary (?
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$39,577 - $72,676
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MEDIAN: $52,653
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Logistics Supervisor Salary (?
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$11.66 - $23.32
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,577 - $72,676  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,522  
Profit Sharing
$487.22 - $8,726  
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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$34,957 - $73,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 485
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.66 - $23.32  
   
Overtime
$16.74 - $36.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,522  
   
Profit Sharing
$487.22 - $8,726  
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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$34,957 - $73,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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Job Description for Logistics Supervisor

Logistics supervisors, also commonly known as supply chain managers, are primarily responsible for overseeing the many steps required to deliver a finished product to the consumer. For example, they oversee aspects of raw material acquisition, processing and manufacturing, product storage, movement of products among distribution centers and retail sites, and customer service. Each of these steps requires ensuring that costs are minimized while maintaining high quality in the finished product.
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Logistics Supervisor Tasks
  • Complete paperwork including work orders, shipping orders, and inventory.
  • Supervise loading, unloading and distribution of packages, including worker schedules.
  • Verify inbound and outbound deliveries as meeting specifications and accept or return them.
  • Oversee the work area's cleanliness, safety, and overall compliance with regulations and tariffs.

Common Career Paths for Logistics Supervisor

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Logistics Supervisors may enjoy an increase in earnings if they become Logistics Managers. Typically, top-notch roles like Logistics Manager will offer $60K annually. The most common promotion for Logistics Supervisors is Operations Manager, a position that typically pays $58K annually. Another standard transition for Logistics Supervisors seeking advancement is to assume a Warehouse Supervisor role, where pay is often $40K.

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Popular Skills for Logistics Supervisor

Survey results suggest that Logistics Supervisors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Supply Chain, Operations Management, Logistics, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Inventory Control. It is often found that people who know Logistics are also skilled in Inventory Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Logistics Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Logistics Supervisors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $48K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $51K on average. Logistics Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $55K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $57K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; slightly more than half of respondents fit between this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one in three of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one in six.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$51,000
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Austin
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Logistics Supervisors will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 16 percent. Logistics Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+9 percent) and New York (+4 percent). Falling short of the national average by 7 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Austin.

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Experience Affects Logistics Supervisor Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Logistics Supervisor Salaries

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$51,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%