Logisticians

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Total Workforce

153k

Average Age

39.8

Estimated Job Growth

6.93%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$59,035

Average Male Salary

$62,863

Average Female Salary

$51,680

About

Logisticians are most often employed by the National security & international affairs industry. The average yearly wage for Logisticians was $59,035 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Logisticians by wage are Construction & building inspectors, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Editors.

Logisticians are part of the Business & financial operations occupations, along with Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products, Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products, Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products, Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators, Compliance officers, Cost estimators, Human resources workers, Logisticians, Management analysts, Meeting, convention, & event planners, Fundraisers, Compensation, benefits, & job analysis specialists, Training & development specialists, Market research analysts & marketing specialists, Business operations specialists, all other, Accountants & auditors, Appraisers & assessors of real estate, Budget analysts, Credit analysts, Financial analysts, Personal financial advisors, Insurance underwriters, Financial examiners, Credit counselors & loan officers, Tax examiners & collectors, & revenue agents, Tax preparers, and Other financial specialists

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Logisticians and on wages and locations for those in the field. National security & international affairs is the industry that employs the most Logisticians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Logisticians, by average wage, is Soap, cleaning compound, & cosmetics manufacturing . Logisticians are paid most in Dale City, Lake Ridge & Woodbridge PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Manhattan City PUMA, KS.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$59,035

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,721

In 2017, Logisticians earned an average of $59,035, $6,970 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Construction & building inspectors make somewhat more than Logisticians while Editors make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Logisticians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.322

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Logisticians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.322, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Logisticians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Logisticians

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Logisticians.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Logisticians, by number of employees, are National security & international affairs, Management, scientific & technical consulting services, and U. S. Army.

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Industries by Share

153k

2017 Workforce

± 9,595

8.19%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 8.37%

The number of people employed as Logisticians has been growing at a rate of 8.19%, from 141,326 people in 2016 to 152,904 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Logisticians employed by various industries. National security & international affairs employs the largest share of Logisticians at  12%, followed by Management, scientific & technical consulting services with 8.41% and U. S. Army with 4.7%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Logisticians in the US. The average age of male Logisticians in the workforce is 39.6 and of female Logisticians is 40.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Logisticians is White.

Gender Composition

101k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 7,783

52.3k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,616

65.8% of Logisticians are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Logisticians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Logisticians

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

71% of Logisticians are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.6% of Logisticians, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Logisticians.

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Age by Gender

39.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.955

40.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.33

The median age of Logisticians is 39.8, and Male employees are generally 0.598 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Logisticians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Logisticians is Business but a relatively high number of Logisticians hold a major in Transportation.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Logisticians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Logisticians need many skills, but most especially Monitoring and Coordination. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Logisticians need more than the average amount of Operations Analysis, Management of Material Resources, and Management of Financial Resources.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Logisticians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Logisticians are expected to see a growth of 6.93% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

6.93%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Logisticians. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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