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
Bank manager
2.8
$132k
Transportation planner
2.8
$84k
Mail superintendent
2.7
$80k
Product safety engineer
2.7
$99k
Logistician
2.7
$77k
Compensation and benefits manager
2.7
$128k
Account manager
2.7
$47k
Securities and commodities broker
2.7
$63k
Financial analyst
2.7
$92k

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?

Logisticians rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.9/5. Logisticians tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

We asked logisticians how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.9 out of 5 stars

999 logisticians

5 Star
10%

10% of logisticians rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
25%

25% of logisticians rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of logisticians rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
22%

22% of logisticians rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
16%

16% of logisticians rated their compensation 1 stars

Do logisticians find their jobs meaningful?

On average, logisticians rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.4/5. The majority of logisticians struggle to find any sort of meaning in their work, likely resulting in less satisfaction with the career overall.

We asked logisticians how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.4 out of 5 stars

1002 logisticians

5 Star
7%

7% of logisticians rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
13%

13% of logisticians rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
22%

22% of logisticians rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
29%

29% of logisticians rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
29%

29% of logisticians rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as logisticians?

Logisticians rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.6/5. The majority of logisticians find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked logisticians how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.6 out of 5 stars

1098 logisticians

5 Star
23%

23% of logisticians rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
36%

36% of logisticians rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of logisticians rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
11%

11% of logisticians rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of logisticians rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a logistician’s work environment?

As a whole, logisticians rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.3/5. Most of them tend to enjoy, or at least not be actively bothered by, their work environment.

We asked logisticians how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

1094 logisticians

5 Star
15%

15% of logisticians rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
32%

32% of logisticians rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of logisticians rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
19%

19% of logisticians rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
9%

9% of logisticians rated their work environment 1 stars

Are logisticians making the best use of their abilities?

Former logisticians on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 2.7/5. Logisticians tend to feel that they don’t manage to use their abilities to their fullest, when compared to other careers.

We asked logisticians how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

2.7 out of 5 stars

1102 logisticians

5 Star
9%

9% of logisticians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
19%

19% of logisticians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of logisticians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
26%

26% of logisticians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
19%

19% of logisticians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars