MH&L Online Salary Survey Tables - A look at the numbers

MH&L Online Salary Survey Tables - A look at the numbers

The data behind the 2011 MH&L Salary Survey.

Average Salary by Industry

Industry sector (% of response) Salary
Aerospace & Defense (4%) $74,000
Automotive/Transportation Vehicles & Equipment (6%) $74,750
Chemicals (5%) $94,962
Computer & Electronic Products (3%) $69,214
Construction/Building Equipment (2%) $82,667
Consulting/Education (4%) $73,091
Consumer Goods/Durables (4%) $56,282
Food, Beverage & Tobacco (6%) $86,294
Industrial Machinery (6%) $66,938
Material Handling Equipment (10%) $93,032
Metals/Metal Products (6%) $86,315
Paper/Printing/Publishing (2%) $82,680
Pharmaceuticals/Healthcare (4%) $69,700
Plastics & Rubber Products (1%) $63,500
Retail Trade (7%) $91,450
Textiles (2%) $71,100
Third-Party Logistics Provider (3%) $84,125
Transportation/Warehousing (9%) $96,769
Wholesaler/Distributor (10%) $81,126
Other (e.g., Energy/Utilities, Waste Management) (6%) $66,405


Average Salary by Education Level

Highest level attained (% of response) Salary
High School (10%) $77,311
Some College (23%) $68,051
2-yr Degree (12%) $63,224
4-yr Bachelors Degree (30%) $87,483
Some Graduate Study (8%) $120,880
Master’s Degree or higher (17%) $82,530


Average Salary by Race

Ethnic background Salary
Asian or Pacific Islander (3%) $76,375
Black/African-American (3%) $68,521
Hispanic/Latino (3%) $58,000
Native American or Alaska Native (1%) $86,750
White/Caucasian (86%) $82,078
Prefer not to say (4%) $83,667


Average Salary by Gender

Gender (% of response) Salary
Male (91%) $82,245
Female (9%) $65,230


Average Salary by Company Size

Annual corporate revenues (% of response) Salary
Less than $25 million (34%) $74,560
$25-50 million (13%) $69,286
$51-100 million (13%) $105,562
$100-500 million (15%) $79,879
$501 million-$1 billion (6%) $76,318
$1 billion-$20 billion (12%) $84,242
More than $20 billion (7%) $103,744


Average Salary by Age

Age (% of response) Salary
21-29 (1%) $53,500
30-39 (8%) $62,127
40-49 (30%) $76,720
50-59 (43%) $85,529
60+ (18%) $86,295


Average Salary by Experience

Years in material handling and logistics industry (% of response) Salary
0-2 (4%) $75,200
3-5 (10%) $81,796
6-10 (12%) $67,232
11-15 (12%) $68,286
16-20 (15%) $74,095
21-25 (14%) $87,055
26+ (33%) $91,065


Average Salary by Seniority

Years with current company (% of response) Salary
0-2 (8%) $71,714
3-5 (18%) $87,389
6-10 (16%) $77,260
11-15 (17%) $79,275
16-20 (11%) $72,113
21-25 (10%) $82,304
26+ (20%) $87,230


Average Salary by Staff Size

Number of employees you manage (% of response) Salary
0-10 (60%) $75,665
11-25 (20%) $80,634
26-50 (10%) $91,914
51-100 (5%) $106,231
More than 100 (5%) $107,742


How has your company’s staffing changed over the past year?

Reduced staff 50%
Added staff 27%
No change 23%


How satisfied are you with your current job?

(% of response) 2011 2010
Very satisfied 25% 33%
Satisfied 44% 36%
Neither satisfied nor unsatisfied 20% 20%
Unsatisfied 9% 9%
Very unsatisfied 2% 2%


Average Salary by Job Responsibility

Position (% of response) Salary
Consultant (4%) $94,900
Corporate/Executive Management (CEO, COO, CFO, President, GM, etc.) (17%) $105,717
Distribution/Warehouse/Logistics Manager (12%) $78,368
Engineering Manager (8%) $81,318
Inventory/Materials Manager (3%) $65,444
Maintenance Manager (2%) $60,400
Operations Manager (10%) $79,541
Plant/Manufacturing Manager (7%) $68,452
Purchasing/Sourcing Manager (4%) $59,500
Safety Manager (2%) $57,917
Sales/Business Development Manager (7%) $66,132
Senior/Executive VP (7%) $94,120
Supply Chain Manager (4%) $104,000
Transportation/Fleet/Traffic Manager (6%) $67,824
Other (Continuous Improvement Manager, Quality Manager, Training Manager, etc.) (6%) $65,842


Average Salary by Geographic Region

Region (% of response) Salary
New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) (9%) $56,404
Middle Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA) (15%) $91,430
South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) (14%) $80,304
North Central (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) (34%) $84,827
South Central (AL, AR, KY, LA, MS, OK, TN, TX) (9%) $73,671
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY) (5%) $83,286
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) (13%) $83,659
Other North America (Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico) (1%) $40,333


How satisfied are you with material handling and logistics as a career path?

(% of response) 2011 2010
Very satisfied 28% 38%
Satisfied 42% 40%
Neither satisfied nor unsatisfied 26% 20%
Unsatisfied 3% 2%
Very unsatisfied 1% 0%


What matters most to you about your job?

(% of response)
Job Stability 32%
Base Salary 15%
Recognition of Your Importance to Company 10%
Career Advancement Opportunities 6%
Benefits 8%
Flexible Schedule 4%
Company’s Recognition of the Importance of Material Handling Operations 9%
Relationships with Co-Workers 5%
Continuing Education/Training 2%
Vacation Time 1%
Other (e.g., customer service, profitability, government regulations) 8%


Change in Base Salary Over Previous Year

(% of response) 2011 2010
Increased more than 5% 6% 5%
Increased 3-5% 13% 9%
Increased 1-3% 23% 12%
No change 45% 56%
Decreased 1-3% 3% 3%
Decreased 3-5% 3% 4%
Decreased more than 5% 7% 11%


What is your annual bonus?

Less than $1,000 10%
$1,000-$5,000 18%
$5,001-$10,000 12%
$10,001-$25,000 11%
More than $25,000 10%
None 39%


When was your most recent promotion?

Within the past 12 months 10%
Within the past 1-2 years 13%
Within the past 3-5 years 29%
More than 5 years ago 48%


What was the biggest impact of the recession on you and your job?

Took on more responsibilities 48%
Found ways to be more productive 20%
No impact 14%
Productivity dropped 8%
Like your job less 6%
Not equipped to do your job adequately 4%

The Method to Our Madness

The MH&L 2011 Salary Survey was conducted online via e-mailed invitations to subscribers. The survey took place in January 2011. A total of 293 completed surveys were submitted. Respondents were not compensated, but were offered the chance to win a battery charger. All responses were anonymous.

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