Logistics Supervisor Salary (United States)

Logistics Supervisors in the United States pull down an average of $51,225 annually. Compensation starts at $34,957 and can reach $73,429 per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The greater part enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Male Logistics Supervisors are far more common in the field than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The majority of Logistics Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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 (?
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$34,957 - $73,429  
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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  
PayScale
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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As Logistics Supervisors transition into upper-level roles, they may see an upturn in salary. For instance, it is not uncommon for a Logistics Manager to earn an extra $9,254 per year than his or her lower-level colleagues. Becoming an Operations Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Logistics Supervisors move into when they're ready for the next step in their career, and salaries hike up an additional $7,089. Another frequent advance is for Logistics Supervisors to assume a Warehouse Supervisor role; in this role, workers often experience a pay cut of $10,820.

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Popular Skills for Logistics Supervisor

Survey results suggest that Logistics Supervisors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Supply Chain and Operations Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 16 percent and 6 percent respectively. 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

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For many Logistics Supervisors, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. Compensation grows after five to 10 years from $48K to $51K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $55K. The 20-year mark seems to bring slower salary growth, and Logistics Supervisors at this tenure level tend to see their incomes plateau to $57K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 17 percent. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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Miami
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$51,000
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For those looking to make money, Logistics Supervisors in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 16 percent above the national average. Logistics Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+9 percent) and New York (+4 percent). The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 7 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Logistics Supervisor Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Logistics Supervisor Salaries

Supply Chain
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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%
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