Logisticians

General Information

Description

Analyze and coordinate the ongoing logistical functions of a firm or organization. Responsible for the entire life cycle of a product, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, and final disposal of resources.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit69.20%
  2. Federal government22.78%
  3. Private, not for profit3.78%
  4. Self-employed2.49%
  5. State and local government1.67%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of logisticians is projected to grow 30 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 24,500 openings for logisticians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$76,270

Military salary*

$107,373

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State-by-state Salary

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$94,970
$53,480
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 75%
  • High school 8%
  • Some college 8%
  • Post-secondary certificate 8%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management
  • Transportation
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Mathematics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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