Logistics Supervisor Salary (United States)

A typical Logistics Supervisor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $51,225 per year. Pay begins at $34,957 on the low end and climbs to $73,429 per year near the top. Total cash compensation to Logistics Supervisors bottoms out near $39,577 and approaches $72,676 on the high end; the bigger paychecks include approximately $7,522 from bonuses and almost $8,726 from profit sharing. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people in this field enjoy health coverage; most receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision insurance. Most Logistics Supervisors are men (74 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Logistics Supervisor Salary (?
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$39,577 - $72,676
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MEDIAN: $52,653
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Logistics Supervisor Salary (?
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$11.66 - $23.32
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,577 - $72,676  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,522  
Profit Sharing
$487.22 - $8,726  
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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$34,957 - $73,429  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 485
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.66 - $23.32  
   
Overtime
$16.74 - $36.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,522  
   
Profit Sharing
$487.22 - $8,726  
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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$34,957 - $73,429  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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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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Logistics Supervisors may enjoy an increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder. Typically, top-notch roles like Logistics Manager will offer an extra $9,254 annually than lower-level jobs in the same field. Logistics Supervisors go on to become Operations Managers more often than anything else, where paychecks are higher by $7,089. Logistics Supervisors will find lower salaries (-$10,820) when they move into a Warehouse Supervisor role, another well-traveled path for those in this field.

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Popular Skills for Logistics Supervisor

Survey takers who work as Logistics Supervisors report a focused set of job skills. Supply Chain and Operations Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 16 percent and 6 percent respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Inventory Control. Most people experienced in 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.
Logistics Supervisors do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. After five to 10 years, pay—which begins at $48K—can reach $51K. Pay amounts to $55K after 10 to 20 years. After 20 years in the field, Logistics Supervisors see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $57K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 17 percent. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, more than half land within this radius.

Pay Difference By Location

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Miami
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National Average
$51,000
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Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Logistics Supervisors, 16 percent above the national average. Logistics Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+9 percent) and New York (+4 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Logistics Supervisor Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Logistics Supervisor Salaries

Supply Chain
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$51,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%
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