Logistics Supervisor Salary

Logistics Supervisors in the United States pull down an average of $53K per year. In the world of Logistics Supervisors, total cash compensation can vary between $35K and $74K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $8K and $14K, respectively. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Logistics Supervisors who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction for Logistics Supervisors is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,729 - $73,502
(Median)
$40K
$53K
$74K
MEDIAN: $53,160
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$11.76 - $24.32
(Median)
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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
$39,729 - $73,502  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,769  
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $14,094  
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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$35,394 - $74,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 574
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.76 - $24.32  
   
Overtime
$18.11 - $38.22  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,769  
   
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $14,094  
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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$35,394 - $74,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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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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Many Logistics Supervisors move into Logistics Manager roles, in which average pay is a slightly higher $61K per year.

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Popular Skills for Logistics Supervisor


Logistics Supervisors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Supply Chain, People Management, Operations Management, and Logistics are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 14 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service and Inventory Management. Those proficient in Logistics are, more often than not, 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Logistics Supervisors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $48K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $55K. Logistics Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $56K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $57K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Diego offers some of the highest pay in the country for Logistics Supervisors, 18 percent above the national average. Logistics Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+16 percent), Miami (+13 percent), New York (+8 percent), and Chicago (+6 percent). Trailing the national average by 18 percent, Orlando is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Indianapolis and Denver earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Logistics Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Logistics Supervisor Salaries

Supply Chain
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People Management
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Logistics
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National Average
$52,000

Inventory Control
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%
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