Logistics Today 2007 Salary Survey: Pay Comparisons By Job Title, Industry, Age, Experience, Etc. (Tables)

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    The 2007 Logistics Today Salary Survey was conducted in January 2007 over the Internet via e-mailed invitations to 40,539 subscribers. A total of 2,551 people responded (for a response rate of 6.3%), of that number 2,275 completed the entire survey. Because of the relatively high number of respondents, we can report the data and split it in multiple ways with a high level of statistical confidence. There was no monetary incentive but participants were offered an early preview of the survey results. All responses were anonymous. The responses below include all respondents, including those from the United States, Mexico, Canada, and elsewhere; "n=" is the total number of valid responses for each question.

    Why Focus on Medians

    When participants in the Logistics Today 2007 Salary Survey were asked to share their thoughts on logistics as a career choice, many wrote that while they were satisfied with their jobs, they felt that they were paid below the industry average for their experience and level of responsibility. This sentiment may reflect a poor understanding of what market pay rates actually are.

    When it comes to knowing what fair levels of compensation are, medians are a better indication of central tendency than the arithmetic mean, or average. With an abnormal distribution--the pay data of logistics professionals that we collected has a long tail at the upper end of the scale--the mean will be skewed in one direction. Because of this upwardly skewed distribution the median pay level, the central data point, is a better representation of typical pay levels in the industry than the mean.

    Use the range between the upper and lower quartiles in the tables in this article for a better understanding of the standard pay range by age, job title and experience. If you think that you’re a top performer, and can back up your claims with hard examples of past achievements, the 90th percentile might be a good target the next time that salary negotiations roll around.

    Have something more to say about your pay?

    Judging by the huge response and emotional comments that we received, there’s a lot more that needs to be said on this topic. Fortunately the logistics community has a central place to seek information about salary levels, job offers, benefits and other compensation-related issues, from people you can trust, your peers. Register now for Logistics Today’s forums at forums.logisticstoday.com, and start a conversation.

    DIRECT COMPENSATION (U.S. Respondents only, n=1,896)

    Title/job function

    25th Percentile

    Median

    75th Percentile

    90th Percentile

    Mean

    Analyst Planner

    $43,125

    $57,300

    $66,800

    $78,000

    $57,397

    Consultant

    $60,000

    $79,000

    $100,000

    $148,000

    $88,576

    Corporate Management (CEO, COO, Pres., CFO)

    $85,000

    $123,500

    $160,000

    $200,000

    $133,051

    Customer Service

    $35,000

    $45,000

    $67,500

    $95,800

    $54,398

    Fleet Manager

    $50,000

    $60,500

    $72,125

    $93,996

    $73,719

    Global Trade/Customs/Import/Export

    $45,000

    $60,000

    $86,125

    $104,700

    $68,258

    Logistics/Transportation/Distribution Manager

    $55,250

    $70,500

    $90,000

    $114,720

    $75,860

    Manufacturing/Production/Materials Manager

    $53,000

    $67,750

    $80,000

    $96,000

    $67,551

    Operations Manager

    $51,070

    $65,000

    $82,250

    $101,800

    $71,017

    Purchasing/Procurement Manager

    $46,500

    $61,000

    $79,000

    $100,000

    $64,538

    Supply Chain Manager

    $66,950

    $85,500

    $105,000

    $130,700

    $89,191

    Traffic Manager

    $42,000

    $53,000

    $65,000

    $79,000

    $55,318

    VP/General Manager

    $94,250

    $115,000

    $150,000

    $180,000

    $122,983

    Warehouse Manager

    $45,000

    $53,500

    $69,833

    $83,900

    $58,457


    BONUS LAST YEAR (U.S. Respondents only, n=1,330)

    Title/job function

    25th Percentile

    Median

    75th Percentile

    90th Percentile

    Mean

    Analyst Planner

    $1,500

    $3,200

    $6,000

    $11,000

    $4,492

    Consultant

    $3,000

    $7,000

    $18,000

    $50,000

    $14,257

    Corporate Management (CEO, COO, Pres., CFO)

    $10,000

    $25,000

    $43,750

    $167,500

    $54,974

    Customer Service

    $750

    $1,900

    $12,000

    $19,000

    $7,089

    Fleet Manager

    $1,425

    $2,750

    $10,000

    $23,000

    $6,587

    Global Trade/Customs/Import/Export

    $1,750

    $5,000

    $8,125

    $14,100

    $6,816

    Logistics/Transportation/Distribution Manager

    $2,000

    $5,000

    $13,000

    $25,000

    $9,468

    Manufacturing/Production/Materials Manager

    $2,025

    $3,250

    $7,700

    $25,750

    $7,586

    Operations Manager

    $2,000

    $5,000

    $12,500

    $25,000

    $10,289

    Purchasing/Procurement Manager

    $2,000

    $5,000

    $9,000

    $18,000

    $6,966

    Supply Chain Manager

    $4,250

    $10,000

    $16,000

    $26,800

    $12,386

    Traffic Manager

    $1,525

    $3,000

    $5,500

    $11,900

    $5,051

    VP/General Manager

    $11,000

    $25,000

    $38,750

    $70,000

    $32,257

    Warehouse Manager

    $1,500

    $2,800

    $5,688

    $12,900

    $4,885


    TOTAL COMPENSATION (U.S. Respondents only, n=1,363)

    Title/job function

    25th Percentile

    Median

    75th Percentile

    90th Percentile

    Mean

    Analyst Planner

    $46,500

    $60,000

    $74,550

    $88,400

    $62,636

    Consultant

    $62,000

    $88,800

    $116,000

    $141,000

    $95,764

    Corporate Management (CEO, COO, Pres., CFO)

    $110,000

    $147,450

    $209,750

    $403,500

    $192,901

    Customer Service

    $37,975

    $50,500

    $94,000

    $114,083

    $66,035

    Fleet Manager

    $52,125

    $68,983

    $88,500

    $110,000

    $71,528

    Global Trade/Customs/Import/Export

    $47,286

    $72,000

    $96,250

    $124,800

    $78,630

    Logistics/Transportation/Distribution Manager

    $62,500

    $80,000

    $102,500

    $135,600

    $87,473

    Manufacturing/Production/Materials Manager

    $52,475

    $74,000

    $92,150

    $121,400

    $77,031

    Operations Manager

    $57,500

    $71,400

    $95,250

    $127,250

    $80,397

    Purchasing/Procurement Manager

    $52,000

    $68,025

    $92,556

    $110,000

    $75,090

    Supply Chain Manager

    $77,941

    $100,000

    $120,100

    $155,200

    $102,021

    Traffic Manager

    $44,500

    $56,600

    $73,593

    $90,000

    $60,718

    VP/General Manager

    $114,250

    $144,000

    $198,750

    $244,500

    $160,011

    Warehouse Manager

    $49,000

    $60,000

    $78,500

    $92,200

    $65,615


    DIRECT COMPENSATION BY INDUSTRY (U.S. Respondents only, n=1,947)

    Industry

    25th Percentile

    Median

    75th Percentile

    90th Percentile

    Mean

    Furniture

    $68,250

    $85,050

    $139,375

    $194,000

    $101,233

    Retail

    $56,100

    $80,000

    $109,925

    $161,400

    $91,034

    Consumer Goods

    $52,750

    $75,000

    $100,000

    $127,500

    $80,819

    Apparel

    $60,000

    $73,750

    $124,750

    $149,040

    $88,145

    Electronics/High-Tech/Telecom Equipment

    $53,000

    $72,833

    $92,875

    $126,500

    $76,913

    Pharmaceuticals/Healthcare

    $56,125

    $72,000

    $103,750

    $141,000

    $84,025

    Chemicals/Petroleum

    $55,500

    $71,135

    $100,000

    $134,000

    $84,501

    Government

    $60,000

    $70,000

    $83,000

    $105,650

    $74,040

    Third-Party Logistics Provider

    $52,000

    $70,000

    $98,000

    $135,000

    $80,377

    Utilities/Energy

    $57,500

    $70,000

    $84,500

    $95,200

    $70,504

    Aerospace

    $52,500

    $68,500

    $94,000

    $110,000

    $71,966

    Food & Beverage

    $52,000

    $67,800

    $89,750

    $125,000

    $74,327

    Transportation Services

    $50,000

    $66,500

    $90,000

    $124,300

    $79,358

    Wholesale Distribution

    $50,000

    $63,000

    $88,750

    $113,800

    $71,290

    Construction/Building Materials

    $46,750

    $62,500

    $81,250

    $120,000

    $81,624

    Automotive

    $45,500

    $62,000

    $80,000

    $105,300

    $67,201

    Computer Equipment & Peripherals

    $47,000

    $62,000

    $90,000

    $124,000

    $68,783

    Paper/Printing/Publishing

    $49,750

    $61,500

    $78,500

    $117,348

    $71,099

    Industrial Products/Machinery/Metals/Plastics

    $43,000

    $59,000

    $79,000

    $94,000

    $63,638

    Other

    $45,000

    $60,000

    $80,000

    $100,000

    $67,954


    DIRECT COMPENSATION BY SEX (U.S. respondents only, n=1,941)

    Sex

    25th Percentile

    Median

    75th Percentile

    90th Percentile

    Mean

    Male

    $54,500

    $70,500

    $94,000

    $125,000

    $80,479

    Female

    $41,125

    $51,750

    $71,560

    $98,100

    $60,677


    DIRECT COMPENSATION BY AGE (U.S. respondents only, n=1,936)

    Age

    25th Percentile

    Median

    75th Percentile

    90th Percentile

    Mean

    20-30

    $37,896

    $45,000

    $60,000

    $68,769

    $49,673

    31-40

    $47,375

    $65,000

    $83,625

    $110,750

    $71,176

    41-50

    $50,500

    $70,000

    $90,000

    $124,000

    $77,131

    51-60

    $57,375

    $75,000

    $100,000

    $135,000

    $86,378

    61 or more

    $55,000

    $65,000

    $85,000

    $108,400

    $74,391


    DIRECT COMPENSATION BY EDUCATION (U.S. respondents only, n = 1,941)

    Highest level of education

    25th Percentile

    Median

    75th Percentile

    90th Percentile

    Mean

    High School

    $43,000

    $53,000

    $65,000

    $80,000

    $61,228

    Some College

    $45,000

    $58,000

    $73,475

    $92,000

    $62,839

    4-year Undergraduate Degree

    $55,000

    $71,500

    $95,000

    $125,000

    $80,215

    Some Graduate Study

    $63,090

    $80,000

    $109,850

    $150,000

    $91,148

    Graduate Degree

    $70,000

    $91,500

    $113,000

    $150,000

    $99,307


    DIRECT COMPENSATION BY LOGISTICS EXPERIENCE (U.S. respondents only, n = 1,934)

    Experience

    25th Percentile

    Median

    75th Percentile

    90th Percentile

    Mean

    0-5 years

    $40,000

    $50,000

    $69,000

    $90,000

    $57,304

    6-10 years

    $46,072

    $60,000

    $80,000

    $101,200

    $67,919

    11-15 years

    $50,000

    $65,000

    $87,500

    $120,000

    $76,861

    16-20 years

    $56,000

    $70,370

    $93,000

    $124,500

    $78,987

    21-25 years

    $57,000

    $76,580

    $100,000

    $135,400

    $85,866

    26 or more years

    $62,000

    $78,000

    $101,500

    $138,400

    $87,703


    DIRECT COMPENSATION BY YEARS AT CURRENT COMPANY (U.S. respondents only, n = 1,944)

    Seniority

    25th Percentile

    Median

    75th Percentile

    90th Percentile

    Mean

    0-5 years

    $48,690

    $66,000

    $89,250

    $120,000

    $73,340

    6-10 years

    $51,000

    $68,000

    $95,000

    $132,760

    $78,882

    11-15 years

    $50,000

    $65,000

    $85,000

    $111,800

    $73,337

    16-20 years

    $50,500

    $68,000

    $87,000

    $120,800

    $77,412

    21-25 years

    $51,000

    $68,000

    $90,000

    $116,300

    $75,670

    26 or more years

    $55,000

    $71,750

    $96,000

    $125,000

    $83,841


    DIRECT COMPENSATION BY REGION (All respondents, n = 2,090)

    Region

    25th Percentile

    Median

    75th Percentile

    90th Percentile

    Mean

    New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)

    $50,000

    $70,000

    $94,000

    $123,080

    $75,475

    Middle Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA)

    $51,750

    $70,740

    $98,000

    $135,000

    $80,294

    South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)

    $50,000

    $64,500

    $84,500

    $120,000

    $74,736

    North Central (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH,SD,WI)

    $50,000

    $66,000

    $89,000

    $118,850

    $75,112

    South Central (AL, AR, KY, LA, MS, OK, TN, TX)

    $50,325

    $70,850

    $97,750

    $126,100

    $81,813

    Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY)

    $49,190

    $67,000

    $84,000

    $102,980

    $70,609

    Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA)

    $51,230

    $64,500

    $86,500

    $112,000

    $72,822

    Canada

    $45,000

    $70,000

    $93,000

    $109,400

    $71,416

    Mexico

    $57,250

    $71,327

    $86,250

    $158,400

    $76,305

    Other

    $39,000

    $64,000

    $132,500

    $297,300

    $117,371


    DIRECT COMPENSATION BY CORPORATE REVENUE (U.S. respondents only, n = 1,919)

    Corp. Revenue

    25th Percentile

    Median

    75th Percentile

    90th Percentile

    Mean

    Less than $50 million

    $44,150

    $58,000

    $80,000

    $110,000

    $69,791

    $50 million-$100 million

    $47,424

    $61,700

    $78,000

    $103,490

    $67,291

    $100 million-$500 million

    $51,000

    $67,000

    $92,000

    $119,520

    $75,568

    $500 million-$1 billion

    $55,000

    $72,000

    $89,000

    $115,200

    $81,139

    $1 billion or more

    $60,000

    $78,500

    $102,000

    $140,000

    $86,073


    DIRECT COMPENSATION BY PEOPLE MANAGED (U.S. respondents only, n = 1,934)

    People Managed

    25th Percentile

    Median

    75th Percentile

    90th Percentile

    Mean

    0

    $41,500

    $55,000

    $69,000

    $85,000

    $57,946

    1-10

    $50,000

    $69,336

    $93,000

    $123,500

    $77,592

    11-25

    $55,000

    $70,000

    $95,000

    $128,000

    $79,052

    26-50

    $58,000

    $72,000

    $95,000

    $124,100

    $81,958

    More than 50

    $65,000

    $84,000

    $120,000

    $151,000

    $101,967


    DIRECT COMPENSATION BY LOGISTICS CAREER SATISFACTION (U.S. respondents only, n = 1,926)

    Job Satisfaction

    25th Percentile

    Median

    75th Percentile

    90th Percentile

    Mean

    Very satisfied

    $55,000

    $75,000

    $100,000

    $133,000

    $84,886

    Satisfied

    $51,250

    $67,400

    $86,900

    $115,000

    $75,496

    Neither satisfied or unsatisfied

    $47,500

    $60,000

    $77,000

    $107,000

    $66,401

    Unsatisfied

    $43,625

    $59,441

    $81,125

    $97,200

    $65,988

    Very unsatisfied

    $47,500

    $53,900

    $90,500

    $105,200

    $66,356

    Source: Logistics Today 2007 Salary Survey.
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