ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS Domestic Logistics Freight Pay Specialist Salary in the United States

How much does a Domestic Logistics Freight Pay Specialist make at companies like ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS in the United States? The average salary for Domestic Logistics Freight Pay Specialist at companies like ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS in the United States is $55,195 as of November 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $47,557 and $62,833. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2


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What does a Domestic Logistics Freight Pay Specialist do at companies like ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS?

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The Freight Pay Specialist is responsible for acting as key point of contact for carriers when auditing the invoices of loads on a daily basis and resolving discrepancies by leveraging the Transportation Management System and Freight Payment System. Also responsible for processing and filing freight claims, analyzing cost trends, minimizing unnecessary costs such as accessorial and expedited services, communicating with carriers, DC personnel, and internal Academy Sports + Outdoors team members while support service level agreements and meeting key performance indicators. This role includes supporting transportation routing, delivery appointments, and all department and companywide initiatives.

Job Description:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent years of experience preferred. High School Diploma or GED required.

Work Experiences:

  • 3 to 5 years of accounting, freight pay, logistics, inventory management or transportation experience
  • Demonstrated experience in using payment and auditing management systems


  • Possesses excellent customer service skills
  • Navigates and prioritizes complex requests to address business demands and needs
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent communicator, both written and verbal
  • Able to independently prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks within established timeframes
  • Strong analytical background for organizing data
  • Intermediate working knowledge of purchase order, logistics, transportation inventory flow and management
  • Very strong attention to detail for data entry
  • Intermediate MS Excel and Word skills, Basic MS Access skills


  • Manage strategic and long-term relationships with Carriers, Vendors and DCs to monitor, measure, and escalate invoicing issues; monitor and report carrier accuracy
  • Timely completion of month-end, quarter-end and year-end close activities and journal entries including month-end variance analysis, account reconciliations, and costing trends. Quantify risks and opportunities.
  • Ensure integrity of results reported and confidentiality thereof
  • Act as escalation point and support Routing Specialists with routing shipments and setting delivery appointments
  • Deal with all distributor claims regarding damages, overages, and missing items. Work through resolving carrier claim issues. Review information and make decisions for how the claims will be distributed and resolved.
  • Develop standard invoicing, carrier management and claims processes under direction of Manager, Logistics Operations
  • Facilitate cross-training for Routing Specialists to grow skill sets on various focus areas
  • Create weekly recaps on trends, root causes, and status updates with root cause analysis to drive out inefficiencies, inaccurate data, and unnecessary costs
  • Provides informal guidance to Routing Specialists on utilizing the most cost-effective method
  • Adhere to routing guidelines and make appropriate carrier decisions, not to exceed the $750 Out-of-Tolerance limits
  • Develop a thorough understanding of Academy policies, procedures and safety rules
  • Responsibilities may change; team members may be required to perform other tasks as assigned
  • Special projects and participation in various initiatives, including new system implementation, updates or upgrades

Physical Requirements & Attendance

  • Requires on call after hours, Monday thru Friday, including weekends and some Holidays
  • Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties
  • Adhere to company work hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional staff behavior

Full time

Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate with regard to employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS Domestic Logistics Freight Pay Specialist in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $47,557 to $62,833 with an average total cash compensation of $55,195. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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