What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Manages the work involved with logistics, including warehouse, transportation and distribution operations. Works to ensure timely delivery of products or materials. Manages contracts with suppliers and carriers. Supervises logistics analysts who gather data on production, storage and transportation costs; looks for ways to streamline logistics and implement cost savings.
There were 328 Logistics Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 8545 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Supply Chain / Logistics Manager industry, which includes the Logistics Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Logistics Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $69,277.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $68,410.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Logistics Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $56,962.
Education and Experience
Posted Logistics Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Logistics Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||22%|
|3 to 5 years||52%|
|6 to 8 years||15%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Logistics Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (%)
- Planning (%)
- Microsoft Excel (%)
- Problem Solving (%)
- Microsoft Office (%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Logistics (98%)
- Logistics Management (70%)
- Scheduling (29%)
- Supply Chain Management (23%)
- Budgeting (21%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Supply Chain Knowledge (18%)
- Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (17%)
- Project Management (13%)
- Customer Service (13%)
- Procurement (11%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Transportation Management Systems (%)
- Integrated Logistics (%)
- Transportation Management (%)
- Warehouse Operations (%)
- Logistics Processes (%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Logistics Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Logistics Management Specialist
- Logistics Operations Manager
- Customer Logistics Manager
- Senior Logistics Manager
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
Here are the employers that have posted the most Logistics Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Ryder System Incorporated (670)
- Walmart / Sam's (225)
- Academy Sports + Outdoors (119)
- Carvana Llc (117)
- Danaher Corporation (95)
- Lowe's Companies, Inc (18)
- Ryder System Incorporated (17)
- Walmart / Sam's (12)
- XPO Logistics (12)
- Logistics Company (6)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!