Logistics Supervisor Salary

Logistics Supervisors in the United States can expect wages of $53K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $14K, respectively — total cash payment to Logistics Supervisors can bottom out near $36K or peak near $75K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Making up 72 percent of those who took the survey, male Logistics Supervisors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and a fair number get vision plans, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$39,754 - $73,696
(Median)
$40K
$53K
$74K
MEDIAN: $53,199
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$12.11 - $24.86
(Median)
$12
$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
$39,754 - $73,696  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,753  
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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$35,618 - $74,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 577
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.11 - $24.86  
   
Overtime
$19.41 - $38.35  
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 - $7,753  
   
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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$35,618 - $74,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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A lot of Logistics Supervisors move on to become Logistics Managers, that group gets paid a slightly higher $61K on average.

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Popular Skills for Logistics Supervisor


Survey results imply that Logistics Supervisors put a diverse skill set 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 4 percent and 13 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. Logistics Supervisors who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $56K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Logistics Supervisors, working in the bustling city of San Diego has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Logistics Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+16 percent), Miami (+13 percent), New York (+9 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Orlando, which sits 19 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Indianapolis and Denver (16 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Logistics Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Logistics Supervisor Salaries

Supply Chain
up arrow 13%

People Management
up arrow 7%

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Logistics
up arrow 2%

National Average
$52,000

Inventory Control
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
up arrow 4%

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
27%
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: 70% employee benefits None: 9%
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