Logistics Director Salary

Salaries for Logistics Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($100K) per year. Total incomes of Logistics Directors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $29K from bonuses and close to $16K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $53K and $163K. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Logistics Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Logistics Directors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part.

$55,066 - $148,609
$55K
$98K
$150K
MEDIAN: $98,280
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50%
90%

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$11.43 - $26.95
$11
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.22
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$0$164K
Salary $55,066 - $148,609
Bonus $1,016 - $30,153
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,738
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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$53,043 - $164,521
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 377
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $11.43 - $26.95
Hourly Tips $4.21
Overtime $23.25
Annual Data $0$164K
Bonus $1,016 - $30,153
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,738
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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$53,043 - $164,521
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

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Job Description for Logistics Director

Logistics directors are responsible for overseeing and approving logistics activities for their company. They are in charge of managing logistics tasks and leading a group of individuals to reduce costs and increase company profitability. These directors analyze previous logistics data to make changes to current logistics processes, as well as provide input into the development, implementation, and/or execution of processes to control labor scheduling. They use a personal computer to keep track of all transportation methods and write detailed reports based on the logistics results as well. Logistics directors generally report their progress to the logistics vice president.

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Logistics Director Tasks

  • Responsible for meeting financial and time benchmarks for delivering and receiving supplies and products.
  • Maintain relationships with carriers and track and analyze transit times, rates and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain distribution facilities and reports on key metrics from those facilities.
  • Document local and international regulations, policies, insurance coverage and tariff rates.
  • Design, develop, and manage software and physical systems to meeting shipping and tactical goals.

Common Career Paths for Logistics Director


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Logistics Directors who move on to become Logistics VPs may enjoy significant pay raises, as Logistics VPs get paid an average of $140K per year. Going from Logistics Director to Director of Operations is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Directors of Operations is $89K. Many others choose to work as VPs of Operations, where pay is typically $124K.

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Popular Skills for Logistics Director


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Supply Chain, Budget Management, Contract Negotiation, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 19 percent. Those listing Strategic Project Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Leadership and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Logistics are similarly competent in Project Management and Budget Management. Most people familiar with Operations Management also know Budget Management and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Logistics Director

Pay by Experience for a Logistics Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Logistics Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 72 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Logistics Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Logistics Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 176 salaries. A Logistics Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 132 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $103,681

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Logistics Directors that is 41 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Logistics Directors will also find cushy salaries in Cleveland (+35 percent), Detroit (+30 percent), Atlanta (+24 percent), and Seattle (+16 percent). Logistics Directors in Salt Lake City report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 25 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay.

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Q: What is it like working as a Logistics Director?

Logistics Director in Los Angeles:
"High Pressure."
Pros: The customers.
Cons: The struggles of unknown transportation issues and process of mass retail routing requirements.

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Key Stats for Logistics Director

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Logistics Director Salaries

▲16%

▲7%

National Average
$104,000

▼12%

▼46%

Skills That Affect Logistics Director Salaries

Supply Chain
▲22%


Contract Negotiation
▲8%

▼0%


National Average
$104,000



Leadership
▼24%

Strategic Project Management
▼46%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 13%
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