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Working As A Senior Logistics Analyst

  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $76,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Logistics Analyst 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 Logistics Analyst

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 Length of Employment
Senior Logistician 3.8 years
Principal Analyst 3.4 years
Senior Analyst 3.3 years
Logistics Engineer 3.1 years
Logistics Lead 3.1 years
Logistics Analyst 2.7 years
Analyst 2.4 years
Top Careers Before Senior Logistics Analyst
Manager 3.4%
Supervisor 2.6%
Analyst 2.6%
Buyer 2.6%
Top Careers After Senior Logistics Analyst
Consultant 4.3%
Manager 3.8%

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Average Yearly Salary
$76,000
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$53,000
Min 10%
$76,000
Median 50%
$76,000
Median 50%
$76,000
Median 50%
$76,000
Median 50%
$76,000
Median 50%
$76,000
Median 50%
$76,000
Median 50%
$109,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
IAP Worldwide Services
Highest Paying City
Fremont, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
3.3 years
How much does a Senior Logistics Analyst make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Senior Logistics Analyst in the United States is $76,729 per year or $37 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $53,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $109,000.

Real Senior Logistics Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
SR. SAP Applecare Logistics Functional Analyst Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Feb 11, 2015 $145,000 -
$183,500
Senior Analyst, Global Distribution and Logistics Integra Lifesciences Corporation Plainsboro, NJ Mar 01, 2010 $120,000
SR. Baan Logistics Analyst Business & Decision North America (Pa), Inc. Scottsdale, AZ May 01, 2015 $115,000
SR. Baan Logistics Analyst Business & Decision North America (Pa), Inc. Scottsdale, AZ Aug 11, 2015 $115,000
SR. Baan Logistics Analyst Business & Decision North America (Pa), Inc. Scottsdale, AZ Nov 08, 2015 $115,000
SR. Baan Logistics Analyst Business & Decision North America (Pa), Inc. Scottsdale, AZ Jan 05, 2015 $115,000
Senior Logistics Analyst Lead Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems, Inc. Memphis, TN Sep 20, 2015 $110,500
SR. Logistics Process Analyst Logitech Inc. Olive Branch, MS Nov 14, 2016 $103,075
Senior Analyst, Logistics Systems Scotts Company, LLC Marysville, OH May 16, 2016 $94,300 -
$127,500
Senior Logistics Financial Analyst II Johnson Controls, Inc. Milwaukee, WI Sep 22, 2016 $93,787 -
$106,300
Senior Logistics Analyst Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. TN Sep 19, 2012 $93,390
SR. Logistics Analyst Provide Commerce, Inc. San Diego, CA Apr 21, 2016 $93,000
Senior Analyst, Logistics Sears Holdings Management Corporation Chicago, IL Sep 30, 2015 $90,000
Senior Logistics Analyst, Asia Pacific Centrifugal Associates Group, LLC New York, NY Oct 01, 2014 $90,000
Senior Logistics Analyst Ortec International USA, Inc. Atlanta, GA Mar 25, 2010 $87,000
Senior Logistics Analyst Sears Holdings Management Corporation Hoffman Estates, IL Aug 16, 2014 $85,000
Senior Logistics Analyst Goodman Manufacturing Co., L.P. Houston, TX Aug 02, 2010 $82,580
Senior Logistics Analyst/Engineer Bosch Rexroth Corporation Charlotte, NC Oct 01, 2015 $82,500
Senior Logistics Analyst/Engineer Bosch Rexroth Corporation Charlotte, NC Jan 10, 2015 $82,500
Senior Logistics Analyst Home Depot USA, Inc. Atlanta, GA Mar 14, 2016 $80,000
Senior Logistics Analyst Transnational Foods, Inc. Miami, FL Oct 01, 2012 $77,000
Senior Planner and Logistics Analyst Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc. Fairfield, CA Apr 26, 2010 $77,000
SR. Logistics Analyst Home Depot USA, Inc. Atlanta, GA Sep 16, 2016 $75,000
Senior Logistics Analyst Hologic, Inc. Bedford, MA Sep 02, 2015 $73,000
SR. Analyst, Supplier Logistics United Stationers Supply Company Deerfield, IL Oct 01, 2011 $73,000 -
$80,000
Senior Logistics Analyst Woodcrafters Home Products, LLC Weslaco, TX Nov 02, 2016 $72,842
Senior Analyst Logistics Performance Schneider Electric USA, Inc. Erlanger, KY May 12, 2016 $72,301 -
$72,929
Senior Logistics Analyst Professional Business Concepts Miami, FL Nov 20, 2014 $71,011
SR. Logistics Analyst Rockwell Automation, Inc. Milwaukee, WI Jan 02, 2010 $68,858
Senior Logistics Analyst Topocean Consolidation Service (Los Angeles) Inc. Industry, CA Jul 01, 2014 $67,642

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Top Skills for A Senior Logistics Analyst

  1. Logistics
  2. Property Accountability
  3. Data Analysis
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Managed manpower and logistics resources of widely dispersed and diverse organizations with special emphasis on synergy of personnel expertise.
  • Served as the liaison between incoming and outgoing military units for property accountability and monthly maintenance on primary hand receipts.
  • Provided technical data analysis and configuration status accounting for PMA265 aircraft, support equipment, and serial numbered weapon system components.
  • Collaborated with stakeholders to implement Lean process improvements for logistics procedures using key performance indicators to cut customer wait time.
  • Ensured legislative and regulatory compliance by translating legislation, regulations, DOD instructions, and standard operating procedures for inventory functions.

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Top 10 Best States for Senior Logistics Analysts

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  2. Maryland
  3. District of Columbia
  4. Rhode Island
  5. Virginia
  6. Texas
  7. California
  8. Alaska
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Senior Logistics Analyst Demographics

Gender

Male

65.4%

Female

26.1%

Unknown

8.5%
Ethnicity

White

60.7%

Black or African American

14.6%

Hispanic or Latino

13.9%

Asian

7.1%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

49.3%

Carrier

17.4%

Portuguese

8.7%

French

5.8%

Italian

4.3%

Chinese

2.9%

German

2.9%

Mandarin

2.9%

Russian

2.9%

Bosnian

1.4%

Arabic

1.4%
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Senior Logistics Analyst Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

16.4%

Strayer University

10.4%

Michigan State University

7.4%

Defense Acquisition University

7.0%

Webster University

6.7%

University of Maryland - University College

5.0%

Florida Institute of Technology-Melbourne

5.0%

American University

5.0%

Ashford University

4.7%

Central Michigan University

4.0%

Colorado Technical University

3.7%

Saint Leo University

3.3%

Park University

3.0%

Troy University

2.7%

Wayne State University

2.7%

Pennsylvania State University

2.7%

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

2.7%

Central Texas College

2.7%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

2.7%

Ohio State University

2.3%
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Majors

Business

41.4%

Supply Chain Management

16.1%

Management

7.3%

Project Management

3.7%

Finance

2.7%

Criminal Justice

2.5%

Computer Science

2.4%

Political Science

2.3%

Marketing

2.3%

Information Technology

2.0%

Computer Information Systems

2.0%

General Studies

1.9%

Psychology

1.9%

Human Resources Management

1.9%

Education

1.7%

Aviation

1.7%

International Business

1.6%

Operations Management

1.5%

Engineering And Industrial Management

1.5%

Accounting

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

42.1%

Masters

31.0%

Other

14.6%

Associate

6.9%

Certificate

3.4%

Diploma

1.0%

Doctorate

0.9%

License

0.2%
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