Logistics Engineers

General Information

Description

Design or analyze operational solutions for projects such as transportation optimization, network modeling, process and methods analysis, cost containment, capacity enhancement, routing and shipment optimization, or information management.

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

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%
  • Associate's degree 10%
  • Some college 5%
  • First professional degree 5%
  • Post-secondary certificate 5%
  • High school 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Design
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service

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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