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Operations Coordinator, Logistics Salary (United States)

Just below three-fifths of Logistics Operations Coordinators report fewer than five years in the field, and the median pay in this field is about $43K per year. Cash earnings for Logistics Operations Coordinators — including $5K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $30K to $64K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair portion report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Men are barely outnumbered by their female counterparts, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. Job satisfaction for Logistics Operations Coordinators is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Operations Coordinator, Logistics Salary (?
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$31,197 - $65,278
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MEDIAN: $42,976
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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
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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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Logistics Operations Coordinators sometimes assume positions such as Logistics Managers. That role typically pays $60K per year. Career advancement for the typical Logistics Operations Coordinator often leads to becoming an Operations Manager or an Operations Supervisor; median salaries in these positions are $18K higher and $8K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Operations Coordinator, Logistics

Logistics Operations Coordinators report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Organizational Development, Operations Management, and Logistics are correlated to pay that is above average. 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.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Logistics Operations Coordinators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $39K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $44K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $49K in this role. As Logistics Operations Coordinators reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average sum in this group is $58K. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one in six of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent.

Pay Difference By Location

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$41,000
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For Logistics Operations Coordinators, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Other big spenders include San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, top-paying cities where Logistics Operations Coordinators see paychecks higher than average (+21 percent, +10 percent, +3 percent, and +1 percent). Trailing the national average by 3 percent, Charlotte is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Operations Coordinator, Logistics Salaries

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National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Operations Coordinator, Logistics Salaries

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$41,000

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%