Logistics Supervisor Salary

The average Logistics Supervisor in the United States earns approximately $53K annually. Total cash compensation to Logistics Supervisors ranges from $35K on the lower end to $74K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $8K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Logistics Supervisors who answered the questionnnaire. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Logistics Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,409 - $72,859
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$39K
$53K
$73K
MEDIAN: $52,897
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$12.37 - $24.67
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$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,409 - $72,859  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,994  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $8,081  
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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$35,461 - $74,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 678
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $24.67  
   
Overtime
$18.23 - $37.39  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,994  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $8,081  
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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$35,461 - $74,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 144
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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 advance into a slightly higher-paying Logistics Manager position. Average compensation for Logistics Managers is $61K.

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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, People Management, and Logistics are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Shipping and Customer Service. 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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Logistics Supervisors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $48K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $54K. For Logistics Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $55K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $58K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,017

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

Logistics Supervisors will find that San Antonio offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 41 percent. Logistics Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+25 percent), San Diego (+18 percent), Houston (+18 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Indianapolis, 15 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (7 percent less) and Austin (6 percent less).

Logistics Supervisor Reviews

What is it like working as a Logistics Supervisor?

Logistics Supervisor in La Mirada:
"Wage."
Pros: Multitasking, busy workload, organization of daily orders, leadership, will call orders, office management.
Cons: Hourly wage, pressure to ship all orders.

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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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Operations Management
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People Management
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Logistics
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National Average
$52,000

Inventory Control
up arrow 3%

Inventory Management
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Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Shipping
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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