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Logistics Supervisor Salary

Logistics Supervisors in the United States take home approximately $53K per year on average. Final cash compensation to Logistics Supervisors varies from around $36K to approximately $74K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $14K, respectively. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. Work is enjoyable for Logistics Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Logistics Supervisors survey respondents are men (73 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,734 - $72,895
(Median)
$40K
$53K
$73K
MEDIAN: $53,089
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$11.22 - $24.65
(Median)
$11
$17
$25
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
$39,734 - $72,895  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,820  
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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$35,684 - $74,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 546
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.22 - $24.65  
   
Overtime
$17.81 - $38.30  
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 - $7,820  
   
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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$35,684 - $74,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101

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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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Although it's unusual, some Logistics Supervisors transition into jobs as Logistics Managers. The latter group reports earning a slightly lower median of $61K per year, though.

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Popular Skills for Logistics Supervisor


Logistics Supervisors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Supply Chain, Operations Management, and Logistics are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Management. Most people who know Logistics also know Inventory Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Logistics Supervisor

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


For Logistics Supervisors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $49K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $54K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $56K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $58K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Logistics Supervisors, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Logistics Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+7 percent), New York (+6 percent), Chicago (+6 percent), and Atlanta (+3 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Indianapolis, 16 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Denver and 8 percent less in Austin, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Logistics Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Logistics Supervisor Salaries

People Management
up arrow 7%

Supply Chain
up arrow 5%

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Logistics
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Inventory Control
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 120 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
15%

Common Health Benefits

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