Logisticians

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
160k
Average Age
40.4
Estimated Job Growth
4.36%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$61,815
Average Male Salary
$65,887
Average Female Salary
$53,778

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 Agricultural chemical manufacturing. Logisticians are paid most in Cutler Bay Town & Palmetto Bay Village PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in Huntsville (North) & Madison (East) Cities PUMA, AL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$61,815
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,824

In 2020, Logisticians earned an average of $61,815, $5,861 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Respiratory therapists 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

0.332
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Logisticians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.332, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Logisticians.

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Spatial Concentration

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

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Industries by Share

160k
2020 Workforce
± 9,807
2.66%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.51%

The number of people employed as Logisticians has been growing at a rate of 2.66%, from 155,593 people in 2019 to 159,732 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Logisticians employed by various industries. National security & international affairs employs the largest share of Logisticians at  10.3%, followed by Management, scientific & technical consulting services with 9.61% and Services incidental to transportation with 4.62%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Logisticians in the US. The average age of male Logisticians in the workforce is 40.4 and of female Logisticians is 40.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Logisticians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

106k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,991
53.7k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 5,689

66.4% of Logisticians are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Logisticians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Logisticians
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

59.1% of Logisticians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.1% of Logisticians, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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 Sex

40.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.939
40.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.3

The median age of Logisticians is 40.4, and Male employees are generally 0.0228 years older 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 Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Logisticians need more than the average amount of Programming, Technology Design, and Management of Financial Resources.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Logisticians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Logisticians are expected to see a growth of 4.36% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

4.36%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Logisticians. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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