Operations Coordinator, Logistics Salary (United States)

With just under three-fifths of Logistics Operations Coordinators reporting fewer than five years of experience, the field is full of relatively green workers making an average of $40,748 per year. Pay begins at $29,528 on the low end and climbs to $63,520 per year near the top. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. Most enjoy medical while about two-thirds get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men are barely outnumbered by their female counterparts, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Operations Coordinator, Logistics Salary (?
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$31,197 - $65,278
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MEDIAN: $42,976
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Operations Coordinator, Logistics Salary (?
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$12.08 - $21.74
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,197 - $65,278  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,118  
Profit Sharing
$4.10 - $9,500  
Commission
$4,913 - $10,000  
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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$29,528 - $63,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 412
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $21.74  
   
Overtime
$17.78 - $34.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,118  
   
Commission
$4,913 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$4.10 - $9,500  
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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$29,528 - $63,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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Job Description for Operations Coordinator, Logistics

Logistics operations coordinators are responsible for establishing and maintaining an efficient transportation and shipping network. The two primary areas under their control are warehousing and transportation. They work with warehouse supervisors to ensure that materials are stored in an efficient manner and can be retrieved quickly when needed. They maintain proper inventory levels in the appropriate locations to prevent shortages, which slow or prevent shipments, and overstocking, which wastes storage space. Logistics operations coordinators manage relationships with outside delivery services to ensure timely shipment and delivery of goods. If an organization work internationally, they may be responsible for coordinating with customs, obtaining permits, working with regulatory agencies, maintaining relationships with customs agents, and ensuring packages and shipments comply with import/export laws. In all of their duties, logistics coordinators are responsible for developing efficient processes to improve delivery speed and reduce costs.
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Operations Coordinator, Logistics Tasks
  • Coordinate with off-site logistics centers, suppliers, and vendors to meet deadlines and track all shipments.
  • Establish and maintain logistics procedures and systems, and ensure compliance with regulations and laws.
  • Process orders and ensure shipments meet schedules, supervising the procurement of materials and supplies.
  • Develop and maintain operational reports, analyzing existing distribution networks to identify opportunities to reduce costs.

Common Career Paths for Operations Coordinator, Logistics

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While Logistics Operations Coordinators do not often become Logistics Managers, the ones that do transition make an extra $19,730 per year. A typical promotion for Logistics Operations Coordinators is becoming Operations Managers or Operations Supervisors, where they can expect an extra $17,565 or $7,686 per year.

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Popular Skills for Operations Coordinator, Logistics

Logistics Operations Coordinators typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Project Management and Organizational Development are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 4 percent respectively. Most people familiar with Logistics also know Organizational Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Coordinator, Logistics

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Logistics Operations Coordinators, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. Compensation grows after five to 10 years from $39K to $44K. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $49K. Though salary increases are not as strong, pay continues to grow slightly for Logistics Operations Coordinators after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $58K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 16 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—most of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

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Logistics Operations Coordinators will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 22 percent. San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles also offer top salaries for Logistics Operations Coordinators. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 21 percent, 10 percent, 3 percent, and 1 percent more, respectively. Charlotte ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 3 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Operations Coordinator, Logistics Salaries

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Skills That Affect Operations Coordinator, Logistics Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 178 votes.

Gender

Female
51%
female alumni
 
Male
49%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 19%