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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a warehouse/logistics manager. For example, did you know that they make an average of $31.1 an hour? That's $64,683 a year!

What Does a Warehouse/Logistics Manager Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a warehouse/logistics manager, we found that a lot of resumes listed 14.4% of warehouse/logistics managers included warehouse operations, while 8.1% of resumes included logistics, and 7.9% of resumes included safety procedures. 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 warehouse/logistics manager job title. But what industry to start with? Most warehouse/logistics managers actually find jobs in the manufacturing and retail industries.

How To Become a Warehouse/Logistics Manager

If you're interested in becoming a warehouse/logistics manager, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 36.2% of warehouse/logistics managers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 7.8% of warehouse/logistics managers have master's degrees. Even though some warehouse/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 warehouse/logistics manager. When we researched the most common majors for a warehouse/logistics manager, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or high school diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on warehouse/logistics manager resumes include associate degree degrees or master's degree degrees.

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

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Average Salary
$64,683
Average Salary
Job Openings
38,497
Job Openings

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Average Salary for a Warehouse/Logistics Manager

Warehouse/Logistics Managers in America make an average salary of $64,683 per year or $31 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $106,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $39,000 per year.
Average Salary
$64,683

Best Paying Cities

City
ascdesc
Average Salarydesc
Los Angeles, CA
Salary Range42k - 86k$60k$60,485
Bridgewater, NJ
Salary Range37k - 76k$54k$53,986
Miami, FL
Salary Range33k - 76k$51k$50,590
$33k
$86k

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12/21/2020
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$37,56612/21/2020
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Randstad
Randstad
12/19/2020
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$40,00012/19/2020
$40,000
Shipping Warehouse & Logistics Manager
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Perfect Plants Nursery
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09/17/2020
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$40,00009/17/2020
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Aerotek
Aerotek
08/26/2020
08/26/2020
$80,00008/26/2020
$80,000
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Warehouse/Logistics
Bolt Staffing
Bolt Staffing
07/31/2020
07/31/2020
$31,30507/31/2020
$31,305
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Warehouse/Logistics Manager Demographics

Gender

male

83.8 %

female

10.2 %

unknown

6.0 %

Ethnicity

White

67.0 %

Hispanic or Latino

17.7 %

Black or African American

9.2 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

62.9 %

Carrier

9.7 %

Chinese

6.5 %
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Warehouse/Logistics Manager Education

Degrees

Bachelors

36.2 %

High School Diploma

22.3 %

Associate

19.0 %

Top Colleges for Warehouse/Logistics Managers

1. Stanford University

Stanford, CA • Private

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

2. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA • Private

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

3. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL • Private

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

4. Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, ME • Public

In-State Tuition
$13,478
Enrollment
979

5. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA • Private

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

6. California State University - Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA • Public

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

7. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY • Public

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

8. Villanova University

Villanova, PA • Private

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

9. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA • Public

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

10. Bentley University

Waltham, MA • Private

In-State Tuition
$49,880
Enrollment
4,177
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Best States For a Warehouse/Logistics Manager

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a warehouse/logistics manager. The best states for people in this position are Georgia, Colorado, California, and West Virginia. Warehouse/logistics managers make the most in Georgia with an average salary of $66,751. Whereas in Colorado and California, they would average $63,524 and $61,490, respectively. While warehouse/logistics managers would only make an average of $61,314 in West Virginia, 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. Georgia

Total Warehouse/Logistics Manager Jobs:
1,854
Highest 10% Earn:
$132,000
Location Quotient:
1.4
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. Colorado

Total Warehouse/Logistics Manager Jobs:
788
Highest 10% Earn:
$116,000
Location Quotient:
1.04
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. California

Total Warehouse/Logistics Manager Jobs:
5,069
Highest 10% Earn:
$117,000
Location Quotient:
1.35
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 Warehouse/Logistics Manager Employers

1. United States Army
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$47,018
Warehouse/Logistics Managers Hired: 
30+
2. United States Marine
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$47,407
Warehouse/Logistics Managers Hired: 
13+
3. KBR
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$49,779
Warehouse/Logistics Managers Hired: 
11+
4. Target
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$66,850
Warehouse/Logistics Managers Hired: 
11+
5. Randstad USA
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$49,252
Warehouse/Logistics Managers Hired: 
8+
6. The Coca-Cola Company
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$49,248
Warehouse/Logistics Managers Hired: 
7+

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Updated October 2, 2020