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Working As A Senior Logistic Specialist

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Make Decisions

  • $82,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Logistic Specialist Do

Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain—the system that moves a product from supplier to consumer. They manage the entire life cycle of a product, which includes how a product is acquired, distributed, allocated, and delivered.

Duties

Logisticians typically do the following:

  • Manage the logistical aspects of a product’s life cycle from design to disposal
  • Direct the allocation of materials, supplies, and products
  • Develop business relationships with suppliers and clients
  • Understand clients’ needs and know how to meet them
  • Design strategies to minimize the cost or time required to transport goods
  • Review logistical functions and identify areas for improvement
  • Propose improvements to management and customers

Logisticians oversee activities that include purchasing, transportation, inventory, and warehousing. They may direct the movement of a range of goods, people, or supplies, from common consumer goods to military supplies and personnel.

Logisticians use software systems to plan and track the movement of products. They operate software programs designed specifically to manage logistical functions, such as procurement, inventory management, and other supply chain planning and management systems.

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How To Become A Senior Logistic Specialist

A bachelor’s degree is typically required for most positions, although an associate’s degree may be sufficient for some logistician jobs. Industry certification and work experience in a related field is helpful for jobseekers.

Education

Logisticians may qualify for some positions with an associate’s degree. However, as logistics becomes increasingly complex, more companies prefer to hire workers who have at least a bachelor’s degree. Many logisticians have a bachelor’s degree in business, systems engineering, or supply chain management.

Bachelor’s degree programs often include coursework in operations and database management, and system dynamics. In addition, most programs offer courses that train students on software and technologies commonly used by logisticians, such as radio-frequency identification (RFID).

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although not required, certification can demonstrate professional competence and a broad knowledge of logistics. Logisticians can obtain certification through APICS or the International Society of Logistics (SOLE). To become certified, a logistician typically needs to have a certain amount of education and work experience and to pass an exam.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Prospective logisticians can benefit from previous work experience in a field related to logistics or business. Others gain work experience while serving in the military. Experience allows a worker to learn about products and supply chain processes. Some employers allow applicants to substitute several years of work experience for a degree.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Logisticians need strong communication skills in order to collaborate with colleagues and do business with suppliers and customers.

Critical-thinking skills. Logisticians must develop, adjust, and carry out logistical plans. They often must find ways to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

Organizational skills. Logisticians must be able to perform several tasks at one time, keep detailed records, and simultaneously manage several projects in a fast-paced environment.

Problem-solving skills. Logisticians must handle unforeseen issues, such as delivery problems, and adjust plans as needed to resolve the issues.

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Average Yearly Salary
$82,000
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$51,000
Min 10%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$132,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
AT&T
Highest Paying City
Saint Paul, MN
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
4.1 years
How much does a Senior Logistic Specialist make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Senior Logistic Specialist in the United States is $82,445 per year or $40 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $51,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $132,000.

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Top Skills for A Senior Logistic Specialist

  1. Logistics
  2. Property Accountability
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Coordinated logistics in support of overseas activities for U.S. Treasury International Division Office of Technical Assistance Program.
  • Maintained property accountability records ensuring timely identification and establishment of property were arranged disposal of surplus equipment.
  • Streamlined transportation processes and implemented a logistics operation for clients, resulting in enhanced customer service and lower total logistics expense.
  • Directed worldwide supply planning, managed relationships with third-party suppliers and identified and implemented supply chain and product cost-savings initiatives.
  • Coordinated with customers, supply managers and inventory control points to support efficient and effective material management and movement.

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Top 10 Best States for Senior Logistic Specialists

  1. Alaska
  2. Alabama
  3. Michigan
  4. District of Columbia
  5. Rhode Island
  6. Virginia
  7. Maryland
  8. Wyoming
  9. Ohio
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Senior Logistic Specialist Demographics

Gender

Male

58.9%

Female

30.9%

Unknown

10.2%
Ethnicity

White

58.6%

Hispanic or Latino

14.9%

Black or African American

13.4%

Asian

9.1%

Unknown

4.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

51.6%

German

12.9%

Portuguese

6.5%

French

6.5%

Korean

6.5%

Chinese

3.2%

Japanese

3.2%

Cantonese

3.2%

Mandarin

3.2%

Italian

3.2%
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Senior Logistic Specialist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

20.9%

Community College of the Air Force

5.5%

Strayer University

5.5%

Michigan State University

5.5%

Saint Leo University

5.5%

Defense Acquisition University

5.5%

Central Texas College

4.5%

Ashford University

4.5%

American InterContinental University

4.5%

University of Maryland - University College

3.6%

Trident University International

3.6%

Excelsior College

3.6%

Pennsylvania State University

3.6%

Columbia Southern University

3.6%

Liberty University

3.6%

University of Houston

3.6%

Colorado Technical University

3.6%

Park University

3.6%

Arizona State University

2.7%

University of Florida

2.7%
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Majors

Business

39.2%

Supply Chain Management

17.2%

Management

4.5%

General Studies

3.7%

Criminal Justice

3.4%

Computer Science

3.1%

Communication

3.1%

Marketing

3.1%

Electrical Engineering

2.5%

Project Management

2.5%

Finance

2.5%

International Business

2.3%

Education

2.3%

Human Resources Management

2.0%

Liberal Arts

1.7%

Economics

1.4%

Psychology

1.4%

Political Science

1.4%

Information Technology

1.4%

Computer Information Systems

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

43.5%

Masters

18.2%

Other

18.2%

Associate

11.8%

Certificate

6.2%

Diploma

1.6%

License

0.4%
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