What does a Logistics Engineer do?

Logistics engineers review and design a company’s logistics operations to improve its operational efficiency and reduce cost. They search for cost-cutting measures in areas including a company’s transportation, shipment, information control, or information management. They work closely with other engineers, logistics team members, analysts, and production managers. They make recommendations to improve the efficiency of workflow and the quality of products while reducing production costs.

Logistics engineers apply scientific and mathematical engineering principles to the distribution of consumer goods and services to build more efficient infrastructure. They evaluate all aspects and methods of distribution or supply chain to improve efficiency and generate higher profits for their employer. They handle inventory, process orders, plan warehouse layouts, and help design product packaging for better and more streamlined shipping efficiency. Logistics engineers need a bachelor's degree in engineering, logistics, transportation, or related fields.

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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Logistics Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$74,238 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$53K
Median: $74K
$104K
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Logistics Engineer Career Path

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Logistics Engineer Insights

Read what Logistics Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
CEVA LogisticsCEVA Logistics
Logistics Engineer III
Oct 7, 2021

“Ceva Logistics pay is decent .”

CaterpillarCaterpillar
Logistics Engineer
Sep 27, 2021

“Job security is not the best”

CaterpillarCaterpillar
Logistics Engineer
Sep 27, 2021

“The pay is pretty good”

Jaguar Land RoverJaguar Land Rover
Logistics Engineer
Oct 6, 2021

“Great employer to work for”

BellBell
Logistics Engineer II
Oct 7, 2021

“Schedule is good”

Ryder SystemRyder System
Senior Logistics Engineer
Jul 2, 2021

“Good work life balance.”

DSV Global Transport & LogisticsDSV Global Transport & Logistics
Logistics Engineer
Jul 7, 2021

“Lack of long term career development.”

AmazonAmazon
Knowledge Engineer
Sep 22, 2021

“not paid well honestly and the career path afterwards might be unclear.”

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