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Logistics Specialist Demographics in the US

The average employee age for logistics specialists is 40 years. The logistics specialist workforce reached a whopping 69,677 in 2020!

Among logistics specialists, we discovered that 34.0% of them are women, while 60.9% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among logistics specialists is White, which makes up 58.7% of all logistics specialists. Comparatively, there are 18.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 14.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity. The majority of logistics specialists are located in VA, Norfolk and CA, San Diego.

Logistics Specialist Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 69,677 logistics specialists currently employed in the United States.
  • 34.0% of all logistics specialists are women, while only 60.9% are men.
  • The average age of an employed logistics specialist is 40 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of logistics specialists is White (58.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (18.0%) and Black or African American (14.5%).
  • The majority of logistics specialists are located in VA, Norfolk and CA, San Diego.
  • Logistics specialists are most in-demand in Atlanta, GA.
  • Logistics specialists are paid an average annual salary of $49,722.
  • Bellevue, WA pays an annual average wage of $63,585, the highest in the US.
  • Logistics specialists average starting salary is $35,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 97% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid logistics specialists earn as much as $70,000 or more.
  • West Virginia is the best state for logistics specialists to live.
  • Logistics specialists are more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies.

Logistics Specialist Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among logistics specialists is White, which makes up 58.7% of all logistics specialists. Comparatively, there are 18.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 14.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 58.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 18.0%
  • Black or African American, 14.5%
  • Asian, 6.4%
  • Unknown, 2.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Logistics Specialists

The chart below shows that 55.5% of logistics specialists speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 8.0% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 4.7%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 55.5%
  • French, 8.0%
  • Chinese, 4.7%
  • German, 4.0%
  • Russian, 3.8%
  • Other, 24.0%

Types of Logistics Specialist Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for logistics specialists. The most common degree for logistics specialists is bachelor's degree. In fact, 35% of logistics specialists earn that degree. A close second is high school diploma with 18% and rounding it off is associate degree with 17%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 35%
  • High School Diploma degree, 18%
  • Associate degree, 17%
  • Diploma degree, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 26%

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Logistics Specialist Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ logistics specialists. We found that the most common company type is public. In addition, the industry that employs the most logistics specialists is the transportation industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire logistics specialists.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Logistics Specialist Work In

Employees with the logistics specialist job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most logistics specialists prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

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Government

Public

Private

Top Industries Hiring Logistics Specialists

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ logistics specialists. Those industries include transportation, retail and manufacturing.

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Fortune 500

Retail

Transportation

Technology

Manufacturing

Logistics Specialist Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as logistics specialists. Keep reading to find out what the results for logistics specialists were.

Logistics Specialist Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among logistics specialists.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Logistics Specialist Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the logistics specialist position over time.

Male
Female
72%
69%
66%
63%
60%
57%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Logistics Specialist Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of logistics specialists changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Average Age of a Logistics Specialist Based On Race And Gender

We determined the average age of logistics specialists based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

The Average Number of Years That Logistics Specialist Stay in a Job

By looking over 25,991 logistics specialists resumes, we figured out that the average logistics specialist enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 28%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Logistics Specialist Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of logistics specialist employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of logistics specialists is 40+ years old, which represents 49% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Logistics Specialist Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, grain elevator worker and chief estimator have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Human Resources Administrative Assistant11%85%
Wedding Coordinator11%83%
Assistant To Human Resources Director12%83%
Logistics Specialist61%34%
Timber Buyer88%7%
Chief Estimator91%6%
Grain Elevator Worker91%8%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Grain Elevator Worker
Chief Estimator
Timber Buyer
Logistics Specialist
Assistant To Human Resources Director
Wedding Coordinator
Human Resources Administrative Assistant
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Logistics Specialists with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to logistics specialists.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Buyers' Agent12.70%
Logistics Specialist16.17%
Associate Merchandise Buyer16.98%
Assistant Analyst18.40%
Claims Deputy19.42%
Human Resources Analyst20.62%
Theatrical Agent23.56%

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Logistics Specialist Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$51,738
female-income
Female Income
$49,956

Logistics Specialist Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Asian men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$54,048
$53,281
$52,515
$51,748
$50,981
$50,215
$49,448
$48,681
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Logistics Specialist Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$50,337
Some College/ Associate Degree$52,515
Bachelor's Degree$56,850
Master's Degree$68,183

Logistics Specialist Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$72,957
$68,183
$63,410
$58,636
$53,862
$49,088
$44,314
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

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Logistics Specialist Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a logistics specialist can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of logistics specialists is $66,256. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Logistics Specialists Earn The Most?

The map here shows where logistics specialists earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Logistics Specialists Located?

By looking through more than 25,991 resumes, we found that the most popular places for logistics specialists are VA, Norfolk and CA, San Diego.

Number of Logistics Specialists

Where Are Logistics Specialists In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country logistics specialists are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings