Logistics Supervisor Salary

Logistics Supervisors in the United States pull down an average of $53K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $14K, respectively — total cash payment to Logistics Supervisors can bottom out near $35K or peak near $74K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Logistics Supervisors survey respondents are men (72 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,551 - $73,491

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$12.16 - $24.52

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,551 - $73,491  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,840  
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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$35,421 - $74,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 583
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $24.52  
   
Overtime
$19.07 - $37.93  
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 - $7,840  
   
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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$35,421 - $74,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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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 transition into upper-level Logistics Manager positions. Logistics Managers earn a median of $61K per year.

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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, People Management, Operations Management, and Logistics are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 14 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $48K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $55K. For Logistics Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $57K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $56K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 18 percent, Logistics Supervisors in San Diego receive some of the highest pay in the country. Logistics Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+15 percent), Miami (+10 percent), New York (+10 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). Orlando is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Indianapolis and Portland (16 percent lower and 11 percent lower, 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
up arrow 7%


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 114 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%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 10%
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