Logistics Engineers Salary 2018: How Much Money Do They Make

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Logistics Engineers

Other names for this job might include Integrated Logistics Operations Manager, Logistics Engineer, Logistics Engineering Manager, Logistics Planning Engineer, Logistics Research Engineer, Logistics System Engineer, Reliability Engineer, Systems Engineer,

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How Much Do Logistics Engineers Make In 2018

In this salary guide, you will find out how much do Logistics Engineers make.

After reading this, you will be able to make a decision if working as a Logistics Engineer will suit your financial goals (e.g: buying a home, BMW or just your target salary goal).

Average salary

Annual salary
$77810 per year

Hourly wage
$37.410 per hour

One of the most popular questions we get from our readers here at OwlGuru is how much do Logistics Engineers make per year and what is their hourly wage.

According to BLS, the average annual salary of Logistics Engineers is $77810. Their salary can also be as low as $45380 if you’re still a newbie with no experience to over $117310 if you have a ton of experience under your belt.

The typical hourly pay is $37.410 and can range from $21.820 to $56.400 which also depends if you’re a newbie or a professional.

Just like any other job, the salary of A Logistics Engineer will vary based on your education and experience level.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.
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After comparing how much do Logistics Engineers make with other careers, they have a salary rank of A.

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Salary range

Highest (Top 10%)$56.400$117310
Senior (Top 25%)$45.660$94980
Middle (Mid 50%)$35.660$74170
Junior (Bottom 25%)$27.650$57520
No experience (Bottom 10%)$21.820$45380

Entry-level Logistics Engineers who starts out at $57520 can expect to make $74170 after 3-5 years of experience in the field.

The bottom 10% makes less than $21.820 per hour while the top 10% makes over $56.400 per hour.

While the median wage is $74170 per annum or $35.660 per hour.

Depending on who you work for, you might also get overtime pay.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.

Highest paying industries

Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Oil and Gas Extraction51.65107430
Pipeline Transportation45.193800
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas44.7793130
Natural Gas Distribution41.7286790
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing41.6886690
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution41.0785430
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)40.7384710
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing40.6484540
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing40.2583730
Computer Systems Design and Related Services40.2183640
Other Telecommunications40.1983590
Federal Executive Branch40.0783350
Federal government, including the US Postal Service4083200
Federal, State, and Local Government39.8782930
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service39.8782930
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing39.7682700
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service39.7282610
Insurance Carriers39.7182590
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities39.4782100
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences39.4482040
Software Publishers39.4382010
Scientific Research and Development Services39.481940
Depository Credit Intermediation39.2481610
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing39.0981310
Wired Telecommunications Carriers38.9581020
Construction of Buildings38.9280950
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing38.8880870
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction38.8880860
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction38.6980480
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services38.6680420
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing38.680290
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing38.5380150
Nonresidential Building Construction38.4479960
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing38.4379930
Engineering Services38.4379930
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing38.4179890
Waste Treatment and Disposal38.479880
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing38.2779600
Communications Equipment Manufacturing38.1979430
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers38.1979430
Support Activities for Mining38.0879200
Finance and Insurance37.9778980
Testing Laboratories37.9778980
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing37.8678750
Hardware Manufacturing37.8578740
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction37.6278240
Basic Chemical Manufacturing37.5878170
Social Advocacy Organizations37.4977980
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing37.4677920
Scheduled Air Transportation37.3277620
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media37.2877540
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation37.1277210
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers37.1277200
Air Transportation37.1177190
Couriers and Express Delivery Services37.1177180
Employment Services37.0677080
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing37.0577060
Water Transportation3776970
Couriers and Messengers36.9976930
All industries36.9476830
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing36.9376820
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services36.8776690
Waste Management and Remediation Services36.8576640
Management of Companies and Enterprises36.7876510
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing36.7776470
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers36.6576230
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers36.6376200
Publishing Industries (except Internet)36.5876080
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services36.5776060
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities36.5576030
Chemical Manufacturing36.5476010
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services36.4475790
Direct Selling Establishments36.4375780
Miscellaneous Manufacturing36.3675630
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing36.3375560
Beverage Manufacturing36.375500
Household Appliance Manufacturing36.2375360
All industries, private ownership only36.1475180
Postal Service (federal government)36.175090
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers36.0975060
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing3674870
Utility System Construction35.9174690
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries35.8174480
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing35.6574150
Rail Transportation35.6174070
Support Activities for Air Transportation35.5273880
Office Administrative Services35.5273880
Ship and Boat Building35.4173650
Amusement Parks and Arcades35.3573540
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers35.2673350
Support Activities for Water Transportation35.2673340
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers35.1773160
Specialty Trade Contractors35.1173030
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods35.0772940
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing34.9172620
Specialized Design Services34.9172610
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities34.8472460
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores34.7272220
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals34.6672090
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers34.6472040
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors34.5871920
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing34.5171780
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services34.4871710
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing34.4671670
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services34.3471430
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing34.3371420
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing34.2771290
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services34.2571230
Administrative and Support Services34.2271170
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services34.2171150
Local government, including schools and hospitals34.271130
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing34.1871100
Miscellaneous Store Retailers34.1771070
Individual and Family Services34.1471010
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers34.1270970
Machinery Manufacturing34.1270960
Wholesale Trade34.0270770
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing33.9870670
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers33.970510
Clothing Stores33.970500
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing33.8570410
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation33.8270350
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing33.7870270
Social Assistance33.7770230
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers33.7270130
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)33.770100
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing33.6569980
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers33.6469980
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing33.5369750
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)33.5369740
Educational Support Services, Privately owned33.5169710
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance33.569680
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing33.3869430
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing33.3869430
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing33.3469340
Transportation and Warehousing33.2769190
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations33.2669180
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services33.2569170
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing33.2469150
Paper Manufacturing33.2169080
Metal Ore Mining33.1568950
General Freight Trucking33.1168870
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing33.0968820
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing33.0168650
Machine Shops3368630
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)32.9768570
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing32.9668550
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing32.9568540
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing32.9568540
Mining (except Oil and Gas)32.8968410
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing32.8768380
Consumer Goods Rental32.7768160
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills32.7668140
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned32.7468090
Wood Product Manufacturing32.7268050
Educational Services, State government owned32.6567900
Hospitals, Local government owned32.6367870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned32.6367870
Educational Services, Local government owned32.6367860
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods32.5867770
Other Wood Product Manufacturing32.5667720
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers32.567590
Printing and Related Support Activities32.4767540
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers32.4567500
Repair and Maintenance32.4567500
Truck Transportation32.3867350
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing32.3467270
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned32.2467060
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing32.2267020
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories32.2267010
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing32.2167000
Plastics Product Manufacturing32.1966950
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing32.1766920
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing32.1766910
Offices of Physicians32.1366840
Primary Metal Manufacturing32.1166790
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing32.0966750
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)32.0766700
Rubber Product Manufacturing32.0466650
Health and Personal Care Stores31.9866530
Electronics and Appliance Stores31.9266390
Grain and Oilseed Milling31.9166380
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)31.8466240
Rental and Leasing Services31.8466230
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers31.7966130
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores31.7966130
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)31.7966120
Building Equipment Contractors31.7866100
Forging and Stamping31.7766090
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing31.7766070
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing31.7566050
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers31.7466030
Warehousing and Storage31.7466010
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel31.7265990
Other Support Activities for Transportation31.7265970
Support Activities for Transportation31.765930
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers31.765930
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing31.6165740
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing31.5865700
Satellite Telecommunications31.5565630
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers31.5465610
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing31.4565420
Other Food Manufacturing31.4365380
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing31.4265340
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing31.4165330
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers31.3565200
Educational Services, Privately owned31.3465190
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)31.365110
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)31.1764830
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance31.1664810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned31.164690
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying31.0864640
Animal Slaughtering and Processing31.0664590
Food Manufacturing31.0164490
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing30.9664400
Nonstore Retailers30.9464360
Ambulatory Health Care Services30.964270
Freight Transportation Arrangement30.8964250
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)30.8864240
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing30.7764010
Retail Trade30.7663990
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing30.763850
Hospitals, Privately owned30.6863810
Dairy Product Manufacturing30.6363720
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing30.5863600
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers30.4163250
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services30.4163250
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses30.463230
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing30.363020
Business Support Services30.2762960
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)30.1362670
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned30.1362670
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage30.0862570
Other Support Services29.9262230
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing29.8962180
Facilities Support Services29.7361840
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned29.6961760
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations29.6661700
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing29.6261600
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers29.5961550
Apparel Manufacturing29.5661480
Telephone Call Centers29.5561460
Specialized Freight Trucking29.2160760
General Merchandise Stores28.8960080
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors28.8359970
State government, including schools and hospitals28.8159920
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing28.8159910
Animal Food Manufacturing28.4159090
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services2858240
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services27.8958010
Newspaper Publishers27.6157420
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned27.3456880
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)27.3256840
Accommodation and Food Services27.3356840
Legal Services26.955960
Nondepository Credit Intermediation25.7253500
Furniture Stores25.4853000
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing25.0752150
Traveler Accommodation24.4750890
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers22.747220
Building Material and Supplies Dealers22.747220

Not all industries pay the same for Logistics Engineers.

One of the easiest way to increase your salary is to change industries and find a higher paying one.

Highest paying states


Another simple way to boost your pay as A Logistics Engineer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t mean you will make more overall. This is because the expenses at DC may be 2x higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to the BLS, the highest paid / most successful Logistics Engineers are in the states of DC, MD, VA, AK and CA. The average salary in DC is $101440.

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