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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a distribution and logistics manager. For example, did you know that they make an average of $35.47 an hour? That's $73,779 a year!

What Does a Distribution And Logistics Manager Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a distribution and logistics manager, we found that a lot of resumes listed 11.6% of distribution and logistics managers included supply chain, while 10.2% of resumes included inventory management, and 6.6% of resumes included process improvement. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the distribution and logistics manager job title. But what industry to start with? Most distribution and logistics managers actually find jobs in the manufacturing and retail industries.

How To Become a Distribution And Logistics Manager

If you're interested in becoming a distribution and logistics manager, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 48.0% of distribution and logistics managers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 15.8% of distribution and logistics managers have master's degrees. Even though most distribution and logistics managers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a distribution and logistics manager. When we researched the most common majors for a distribution and logistics manager, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on distribution and logistics manager resumes include associate degree degrees or high school diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a distribution and logistics manager. In fact, many distribution and logistics manager jobs require experience in a role such as operations manager. Meanwhile, many distribution and logistics managers also have previous career experience in roles such as distribution manager or logistics manager.

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Average Salary for a Distribution And Logistics Manager

Distribution And Logistics Managers in America make an average salary of $73,779 per year or $35 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $111,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $48,000 per year.
Average Salary
$73,779

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Distribution and Logistics Manager
Distribution and Logistics Manager
Proliant Inc.
Proliant Inc.
10/18/2019
10/18/2019
$25,04410/18/2019
$25,044
Logistics and Distribution Manager
Logistics and Distribution Manager
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
11/13/2018
11/13/2018
$133,00011/13/2018
$133,000
Manager, Logistics & Distribution Capabilities
Manager, Logistics & Distribution Capabilities
PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.
PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.
06/25/2018
06/25/2018
$88,00006/25/2018
$88,000
Logistics and Distribution Manager
Logistics and Distribution Manager
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
11/02/2017
11/02/2017
$131,00011/02/2017
$131,000
Distribution Logistics Manager
Distribution Logistics Manager
Gansett Trading LLC
Gansett Trading LLC
03/03/2017
03/03/2017
$85,00003/03/2017
$85,000

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Distribution And Logistics Manager Demographics

Gender

male

80.8 %

female

14.2 %

unknown

5.0 %

Ethnicity

White

66.8 %

Hispanic or Latino

17.8 %

Black or African American

9.2 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

51.7 %

Carrier

13.8 %

Portuguese

6.9 %
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Distribution And Logistics Manager Education

Majors

Business
44.7 %

Degrees

Bachelors

48.0 %

Masters

15.8 %

Associate

15.8 %

Top Colleges for Distribution And Logistics Managers

1. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

2. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

3. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

4. Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, ME

In-State Tuition
$13,478
Enrollment
979

5. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

6. California State University - Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

In-State Tuition
$7,309
Enrollment
9,142

7. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY

In-State Tuition
$9,808
Enrollment
13,990

8. Villanova University

Villanova, PA

In-State Tuition
$53,308
Enrollment
6,819

9. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

In-State Tuition
$7,488
Enrollment
30,018

10. Bentley University

Waltham, MA

In-State Tuition
$49,880
Enrollment
4,177
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Top Distribution And Logistics Manager Employers

1. United States Army
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$51,026
Distribution And Logistics Managers Hired: 
17+
2. Walmart
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$35,108
Distribution And Logistics Managers Hired: 
5+
3. United States Marine
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$43,971
Distribution And Logistics Managers Hired: 
4+
4. Protea Biosciences
2.9
Avg. Salary: 
$53,304
Distribution And Logistics Managers Hired: 
4+
5. United States Navy
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$45,973
Distribution And Logistics Managers Hired: 
4+
6. Bloomingdale's
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$42,615
Distribution And Logistics Managers Hired: 
4+

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Updated October 2, 2020