What are the Top Supply Chain Job Titles in Your State? [Interactive Map]

Supply chain and logistics positions are some of the most important jobs in an entire business. Think about it—if a manufacturer doesn’t have a steady supply of materials coming into their factories at the right price, business grinds to a halt. The importance of these jobs is reflected in their compensation, too.

The 2012 median pay for logisticians was $72,780, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Even better, these positions are projected to grow at a rate of 22% which is much faster than the national average. These jobs aren’t spread evenly across the United States, however. We’ve created this interactive map using real-time marketing intelligence from Burning-Glass.com to help you get a better idea of how your state stacks up in demand for supply chain and logistics positions.*

How it works …

The map below is color-coded to show the states with the most opportunity in supply chain and logistics management. The darker the shade of green, the more demand for supply chain jobs each state has. This is calculated by dividing the total number of supply chain and logistics job posts in each state divided by the state’s 2013 civilian labor force.** This shows demand relative to population level, allowing you to compare states on a level playing field.

Simply hover over the state you’re interested in and click your mouse to find a ranked list of the supply chain job titles in highest demand for that state. Click any other state to get a side-by-side comparison of the two.

Go ahead and give it a try!

Map: Top Supply Chain Job Titles Nationwide

Top Supply Chain Job Titles

1. Logistician

  • Direct the allocation of materials, supplies, and finish products
  • Develop business relationships with supplies and customers
  • Design strategies to minimize the cost or time required to move goods

Median Annual Salary (2012): $72,780

Projected Job Outlook (2012-2022): 22%

2. Production Manager

  • Analyze production data
  • Ensure production stays on schedule
  • Create ways to make the production process more efficient

Median Annual Salary (2012): $89,190

Projected Job Outlook (2012-2022): -2%

3. Buyers & Purchasing Agents

  • Evaluate supplies based on price, quality and delivery speed
  • Negotiate contracts on behalf of their organization
  • Analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other information to determine reasonable price

Median Annual Salary (2012): $60,550

Projected Job Outlook (2012-2022): 4%

If you’re interested in launching a career in this fast-paced and lucrative field, a supply chain and logistics management degree from Rasmussen College allows you to earn your degree without putting your life on hold. Click the ‘Request Program Info’ button at the top of the screen to learn more.

Source: Burning-Glass.com (Analysis of top job titles for Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management majors;Dec. 16, 2013 to Dec. 15, 2014)
** Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 Data on Employment Status and Demographic Group

Will Erstad

Will is a Sr. Content Specialist at Collegis Education. He researches and writes student-focused articles on a variety of topics for Rasmussen College. He is passionate about learning and enjoys writing engaging content to help current and future students on their path to a rewarding education.


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