Logisticians are one of the least happy careers in the United States.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, logisticians rate their career happiness 2.7 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 13% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy logisticians are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Quality control inspector
2.8
$48k
Rail transportation worker
2.8
$49k
Bank branch manager
2.8
$105k
Transportation planner
2.8
$78k
Mail superintendent
2.7
$77k
Logistician
2.7
$58k
Compensation and benefits manager
2.7
$115k
Sheet metal worker
2.7
$49k
Restaurant manager
2.7
$38k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are logisticians happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do logisticians find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as logisticians?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are logistician’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are logisticians making the best use of their abilities?

Are logisticians happy with their salary?