Logistics Specialist Salary

Logistics Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $49K annually. Total cash earnings of Logistics Specialists range from $29K on the low end to $70K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $7K and $10K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by geography and tenure. Men working as Logistics Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. Most Logistics Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,202 - $74,953
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$49K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,456
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$12.43 - $24.96
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MEDIAN: $17.37
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$0$74K
Salary $33,202 - $74,953
Bonus $582 - $6,619
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,144
Commission $6,104
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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$29,539 - $70,173
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 887
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $12.43 - $24.96
Overtime $16.25 - $36.24
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $582 - $6,619
Commission $6,104
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,144
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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$29,539 - $70,173
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 480

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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.

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 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).

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: $44,861

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 Troy:
"Emergency Department Work Culture."
Pros: I like collaborating with the lobotomy staff, the pharmacy staff, and the head nursing staff to deliver internal products at the right time to the right person.
Cons: It would be beneficial to the job if there were were better defined rules and If I could have a person(s) that I could supervise. The logistics specialists who work in the Emergency Room Department need more supervision and guidance at present.

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 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.

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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 240 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Logistics Specialist Salaries

▲32%

▲14%

▲3%

National Average
$45,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Logistics Specialist Salaries

Negotiation
▲6%

▲4%

Supply Chain
▲4%


National Average
$45,000

Inventory Management
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼2%

▼3%


▼4%



Operations Management
▼9%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼17%

Data Entry
▼17%

Receiving
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 240 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 14%
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