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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a supply chain logistics manager. For example, did you know that they make an average of $42.65 an hour? That's $88,705 a year!

What Does a Supply Chain Logistics Manager Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a supply chain logistics manager, we found that a lot of resumes listed 25.0% of supply chain logistics managers included supply chain, while 7.4% of resumes included inventory management, and 6.4% of resumes included project management. 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 supply chain logistics manager job title. But what industry to start with? Most supply chain logistics managers actually find jobs in the manufacturing and retail industries.

How To Become a Supply Chain Logistics Manager

If you're interested in becoming a supply chain logistics manager, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 47.0% of supply chain logistics managers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 26.8% of supply chain logistics managers have master's degrees. Even though most supply chain 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 supply chain logistics manager. When we researched the most common majors for a supply chain 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 supply chain logistics manager resumes include associate degree degrees or diploma degrees.

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

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Average Salary for a Supply Chain Logistics Manager

Supply Chain Logistics Managers in America make an average salary of $88,705 per year or $43 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $124,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $62,000 per year.
Average Salary
$88,705

Best Paying Cities

City
Average Salary
Seattle, WA
Salary Range86k - 147k$113k$112,746
Washington, DC
Salary Range80k - 137k$105k$104,981
San Francisco, CA
Salary Range77k - 136k$103k$102,792
New York, NY
Salary Range78k - 133k$103k$102,753
Philadelphia, PA
Salary Range72k - 123k$95k$94,513
Detroit, MI
Salary Range64k - 113k$86k$85,684
$46k
$147k

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Logistics/Supply Chain Manager
Logistics/Supply Chain Manager
Robert Half
Robert Half
11/25/2020
11/25/2020
$73,04511/25/2020
$73,045
Supply Chain Logistics Coord.
Supply Chain Logistics Coord.
Ohio State University
Ohio State University
11/22/2020
11/22/2020
$42,84611/22/2020
$42,846
Eg89-Logistics Manager-Supply Chain
Eg89-Logistics Manager-Supply Chain
Kelly Services
Kelly Services
11/02/2020
11/02/2020
$41,74011/02/2020
$41,740
Supply Chain & Logistics Manager
Supply Chain & Logistics Manager
Helix Electric
Helix Electric
10/24/2020
10/24/2020
$80,00010/24/2020
$80,000
Supply Chain/Logistics Manager
Supply Chain/Logistics Manager
Randstad
Randstad
02/13/2020
02/13/2020
$100,00002/13/2020
$100,000
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Supply Chain Logistics Manager Demographics

Gender

male

74.5 %

female

19.8 %

unknown

5.7 %

Ethnicity

White

67.1 %

Hispanic or Latino

17.6 %

Black or African American

9.1 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

44.7 %

German

12.8 %

Italian

8.5 %
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Supply Chain Logistics Manager Education

Majors

Business
41.5 %

Degrees

Bachelors

47.0 %

Masters

26.8 %

Certificate

9.1 %

Top Colleges for Supply Chain 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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Best States For a Supply Chain Logistics Manager

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a supply chain logistics manager. The best states for people in this position are Washington, Idaho, New York, and Maine. Supply chain logistics managers make the most in Washington with an average salary of $111,317. Whereas in Idaho and New York, they would average $103,937 and $102,130, respectively. While supply chain logistics managers would only make an average of $94,508 in Maine, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. Washington

Total Supply Chain Logistics Manager Jobs:
163
Highest 10% Earn:
$180,000
Location Quotient:
1.18
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. Pennsylvania

Total Supply Chain Logistics Manager Jobs:
197
Highest 10% Earn:
$153,000
Location Quotient:
0.94
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. New Jersey

Total Supply Chain Logistics Manager Jobs:
176
Highest 10% Earn:
$153,000
Location Quotient:
1.2
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Top Supply Chain Logistics Manager Employers

1. United States Army
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$51,026
Supply Chain Logistics Managers Hired: 
32+
2. United States Marine
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$43,971
Supply Chain Logistics Managers Hired: 
20+
3. Walmart
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$35,108
Supply Chain Logistics Managers Hired: 
13+
4. United States Navy
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$45,973
Supply Chain Logistics Managers Hired: 
8+
5. Boeing
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$91,362
Supply Chain Logistics Managers Hired: 
8+
6. The Home Depot
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$32,777
Supply Chain Logistics Managers Hired: 
6+

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Updated October 2, 2020