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Logistics Coordinator

Find out how to become a logistics coordinator in the logistics sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Logistics Coordinator is $58,200 - 77,000 annually

Overview

Logistics coordinators manage the transportation and warehousing of their business’ goods. Employment for this role is expected to grow strongly to 2022, from 39,400 workers in 2017 to 42,600 by 2022. 24,000 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

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Key skills

Logistics coordinators have excellent organisational, communication, and multi-tasking skills for managing incoming and outgoing goods; and worker activity.

  • Capable of leading and directing workers as well as delegating tasks effectively
  • Excellent communication skills for working with suppliers and buyers
  • Sound knowledge of government policies and regulations to ensure shipping activities are compliant
  • Able to handle multiple tasks at once; must be well-abled in managing the movements of various products
  • Strong organisational skills for managing multiple invoices, purchase orders, and other shipping documents
  • Attentive and observational; are required to keep an eye out for potential risks or quality control issues in the movement of goods

Quick facts

Logistics coordinators continue to skyrocket in demand, with many working full-time. Here are a few quick facts on the role of a logistics coordinator.

Outlook
  • Average Hours Worked
    39.3 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
    *Source
  • Main Industries
    Transport, postal and warehousing; manufacturing; and wholesale trade
  • Average qualification level
    29.2% Certificate III/IV

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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