Logistics Analysts


Overview

Logistics Analysts

Introduction

Logistics analysts analyze product deliveries and supply chain processes to increase efficiency and reduce production costs. They may also manage other aspects of supply chain activities, such as tracing shipments and overseeing invoices and electronic bills. They may also be known as supply chain analysts or logisticians, depending on the company. The Department of Labor reports that there were 174,900 logisticians employed in the United States in 2018.

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Median Salary

$56,838

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Three to four years experience


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Skills

Business Management


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Personality Traits

Enterprising

Earnings

The average annual salary for logistics analysts in December 2019 was $56,838, according to PayScale. Salaries ranged from $43,000 to $82,000 or more. The Department of Labor reported that in May 2018, the average annual salary for logisticians was $74,600, with the lowest 10 percent earning $44,440 and the highest 10 percent earning $119,950 or more. Those who worked in wholesale trade earned ...

Work Environment

Logistics analysts work in offices in corporations and manufacturing companies. Part of their work day is spent on the computer, using spreadsheets and tracking schedules and inventory sheets. They also spend time e-mailing and speaking with suppliers, warehouse managers, and other department managers. They usually work 40 hours per week during business hours, and there may be times when they w...

Outlook

Manufacturers, distributors, shipping companies, major corporations, and government groups will continue to need logistics analysts to help them improve their production and distribution processes and systems. Competition for work will be keen so those with a bachelor's degree in logistics and supply chain management and certification, coupled with strong knowledge of logistics software, will h...

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