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Logistics Supervisor Salary

An average Logistics Supervisor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $53K annually. With some bonuses approaching $8K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $14K, overall incomes of Logistics Supervisors spread between $36K and $74K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Male Logistics Supervisors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most Logistics Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$39,670 - $73,156
(Median)
$40K
$53K
$73K
MEDIAN: $53,186
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$11.46 - $24.57
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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
$39,670 - $73,156  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,776  
Profit Sharing
$482.88 - $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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$35,744 - $74,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 566
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.46 - $24.57  
   
Overtime
$17.98 - $38.26  
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 - $7,776  
   
Profit Sharing
$482.88 - $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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$35,744 - $74,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104

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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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It is somewhat unusual to come across Logistics Supervisors who move on to become Logistics Managers, but it does happen from time to time, and the median salary for that position sits slightly higher at $61K.

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Popular Skills for Logistics Supervisor


Logistics Supervisors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, Supply Chain, Operations Management, and Logistics are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service and Inventory Management. Most people skilled in Logistics are similarly competent in Inventory Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Logistics Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $49K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $55K. Logistics Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $56K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $59K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


San Diego offers some of the highest pay in the country for Logistics Supervisors, 17 percent above the national average. Logistics Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+16 percent), Miami (+7 percent), New York (+5 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Indianapolis. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and Austin (10 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Logistics Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Logistics Supervisor Salaries

People Management
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Supply Chain
up arrow 5%

Logistics
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Inventory Control
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National Average
$52,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%
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