$49,598
Avg. Salary
$17.59
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,500

Bonus

$1,987

Profit Sharing

$6,600

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Logistics Specialist is $17.59 per hour.

The average pay for a Logistics Specialist is $49,598 per year.

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$34k
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MEDIAN $49,598
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$0$74K
Salary $33,654 - $74,766
Bonus $508 - $7,344
Profit Sharing $306 - $9,696
Commission $2,043 - $39,149
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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$29,613 - $70,130
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,624
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $12.74 - $25.13
Overtime $17.83 - $36.97
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $508 - $7,344
Commission $2,043 - $39,149
Profit Sharing $306 - $9,696
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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$29,613 - $70,130
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 958

Job Description for Logistics Specialist

Logistics specialists are in charge of effectively coordinating day-to-day logistics operations for their organization. One of their main responsibilities include preparing initial documentation regarding planning stages. They review contract plans and process reports based on their findings. Most of the time, logistics specialists collect and analyze relevant information regarding performance metrics. They also coordinate activities and make sure company resources are used efficiently. Additionally, logistics specialists participate in and facilitate support assessments.

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Logistics Specialist Tasks
  • Manage the shipments and transport of goods.
  • Create, coordinate and complete shipments of goods between their company and vendors or customers.

Popular Employer Salaries for Logistics Specialist


Dominating the field, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force (USAF), Amazon.com Inc, and Office Depot, Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Logistics Specialists. Logistics Specialists flock to U.S. Navy for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $53K lead the pack in compensation; however, U.S. Navy also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $25K at one end to $78K at the other end. U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, and Ecolab, Inc. also offer top salaries for Logistics Specialists. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $48K, $47K, and $42K, respectively.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include M33 Integrated Solutions ($31K), CEVA Logistics Ltd. ($34K), and U.S. Air Force (USAF) ($39K).

Common Career Paths for Logistics Specialist


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It's not very common for Logistics Specialists to move on to become Supply Chain Managers. Average pay for a Supply Chain Manager is $82K annually. It is quite typical for Logistics Specialists to transition into roles as Logistics Managers or Logistics Analysts, where reported median earnings are $16K and $6K higher per year.

Logistics Specialist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Logistics Specialist


Logistics Specialists seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Negotiation, Purchasing, Supply Chain, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Those listing Receiving as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Oral / Verbal Communication and Data Entry also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Customer Service also know Shipping.

Pay by Experience Level for Logistics Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Logistics Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Logistics Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 658 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Logistics Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 434 salaries. An experienced Logistics Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 314 salaries. A Logistics Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 148 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,714

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

For Logistics Specialists, working in the bustling city of Huntsville has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Logistics Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+28 percent), Norfolk (+21 percent), Dallas (+19 percent), and Philadelphia (+18 percent). Logistics Specialists in Portland earn salaries far below the national average by 24 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Workers in Charlotte and Jacksonville earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (21 percent less and 12 percent less, respectively).

Logistics Specialist Reviews

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

Logistics Specialist in St. Clair Shores:
"Complex and Intellectual."
Pros: The one thing I like the most about my job, is the fact that there is never a day where I don't learn something new.
Cons: My job can almost be as bad as being a detective when it comes down to figuring out where a part came from that has no location or number to go with it.

Logistics Specialist in Philadelphia:
"Please Read."
Work Hard, ask questions, keep your nose down, and grind.

Logistics Specialist in Augusta:
"It's great . ."
Pros: Doing inventory and being responsible.
Cons: Nothing I can think of.

Logistics Specialist in Kansas City:
"Thrilling Atmosphere."
Pros: I enjoy the fast pace ever changing atmosphere as well as changing situations.
Cons: The down times and miscommunications. I also dislike the lack of knowledge from my counterparts.

Logistics Specialist in San Diego:
"ITS REWARDING, I LOVE MY JOB."
Pros: TRAVEL, PAY, AND MEDICAL.
Cons: DEPLOYMENTS.

Logistics Specialist in Washington:
"Logistics Management."
Pros: The organization itself and the "will get it done" attitudes. Failure is not an option.
Cons: The rank structure. Waiting on "open slots" to get promoted no matter what your knowledge is base on. The wait is long and outdrawn, it breaks down the morale because you work so hard to advance.

Logistics Specialist in Hickory:
"Corporate Culture On Promotions."
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Key Stats for Logistics Specialist

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 491 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Logistics Specialist Salaries

▲33%

▲15%

▲4%

National Average
$45,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Logistics Specialist Salaries

Negotiation
▲6%

▲4%

Supply Chain
▲4%


National Average
$45,000

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

▼2%

Inventory Management
▼2%


▼4%



Operations Management
▼8%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼16%

Data Entry
▼16%

Receiving
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 491 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 14%