Logistics Manager Salary

The majority of Logistics Managers in the United States — about one-half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $38K to $97K per year, and the median is $63K per year. Total incomes of Logistics Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $13K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $38K and $97K. The particular firm is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and years of experience are driving factors as well. Male Logistics Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,897 - $95,436
$41K
$64K
$95K
MEDIAN: $63,853
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$13.64 - $29.39
$14
$18
$29
MEDIAN: $18.26
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$0$98K
Salary $40,897 - $95,436
Bonus $304.10 - $14,712
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,125
Commission $2,043 - $24,468
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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$38,456 - $98,120
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,474
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $13.64 - $29.39
Hourly Tips $0.22
Overtime $18.25 - $42.48
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $304.10 - $14,712
Commission $2,043 - $24,468
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,125
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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$38,456 - $98,120
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 352

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Job Description for Logistics Manager

Companies which ship goods, parts, and commodities from location to location as part of their regular operations define this transportation aspect of the business as logistics. A logistics manager is typically a middle manager in charge of discrete teams or regions within a larger logistics operation of a business, and they typically have supervisory duties, make employment decisions, and create and work within approved budgets. The logistics manager will typically oversee a large group of employees and receive reports from various team leaders involved in warehouse, loading, and shipping operations. In many companies, the logistics manager in turn reports to a director-level executive in logistics or operations.

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Logistics Manager Tasks

  • Plan, direct, and coordinate the storage and distribution of raw materials and supplies within an organization.
  • Ensure that customer supply needs are met.
  • Oversee financial transactions related to logistics.
  • Manage logistics staff.

Common Career Paths for Logistics Manager


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Logistics Managers who advance into the role of a Director of Supply Chain Management are fairly uncommon. Directors of Supply Chain Management on average earn $122K per year. A Logistics Director role is the most common promotion for Logistics Managers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $104K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Logistics Managers is a Business Manager of Logistics position, where earnings are usually $61K.

Logistics Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Logistics Manager


U.S. Air Force (USAF), U.S. Army, Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc, Target Corporation, and U.S. Navy are among the top companies that take on many Logistics Managers. Although U.S. Navy boasts the highest average salary in town at $91K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $69K or as much as $124K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Lockheed Martin Corp, U.S. Air Force (USAF), and U.S. Army, top-paying firms where Logistics Managers rake in a respectable $84K, $78K, or $75K, respectively.

Employees at Target Corporation, DSC Logistics, and U.S. Marine Corps can also expect below-average earnings of $57K, $58K, and $60K.

Popular Skills for Logistics Manager


Logistics Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Contract Negotiation, Supply Chain, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 9 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Shipping. It is often found that people who know Logistics are also skilled in Leadership and Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Logistics Manager

Pay by Experience for a Logistics Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Logistics Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 945 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Logistics Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 910 salaries. An experienced Logistics Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 1,076 salaries. A Logistics Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 533 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,777

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

For Logistics Managers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 41 percent greater than the national average. Logistics Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+22 percent), Chicago (+14 percent), Miami (+13 percent), and Atlanta (+10 percent). Louisville is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average. Employers in Charlotte and Austin also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Logistics Manager Reviews

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

Logistics Manager in Cumming:
"Every day is different."
Pros: Challenge.
Cons: Compensation.

Logistics Manager in Cumming:
"Challenging but enjoyable."
Pros: The work environment is very dynamic and creates an opportunity to solve new problems daily.
Cons: - Lack of standardized processes and guidelines at the company level - - Lack of continuity and awareness between the various departments within the company, - lack of automated processes and tools to expedite our production and customer deliveries. - market relevant employee benefits and rewards.

Logistics Manager in Portland:
"Great, always something going on/new to learn."
Pros: Ordering and working with suppliers.
Cons:

Logistics Manager in Portland:
"Tedious and corporate culture."
Pros: Flexibility. Casual. Hands off management.
Cons: Hands off management means no one knows or seems to care about what is going on here, this is specific to my company, though.

Logistics Manager in Florida:
Pros: The stress level is next to nothing compared to the retail world.
Cons: The company is split into an east and west. Because of this communication has not been the best.

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Key Stats for Logistics Manager

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 470 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Logistics Manager Salaries

▲23%

▲10%

National Average
$63,000

▼1%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Logistics Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 470 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 16%
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