Director, Distribution Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Directors of Distribution in the United States, with median pay hovering around $107K per year. Total cash compensation to Directors of Distribution bottoms out near $74K and approaches $163K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $33K from bonuses and almost $12K from profit sharing. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Directors of Distribution, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$72,403 - $144,224
$72K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $107,197
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Salary $72,403 - $144,224
Bonus $1,002 - $32,561
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $12,365
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$74,349 - $163,055
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 154

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Job Description for Director, Distribution

Distribution directors are responsible for ensuring that items and products stored in a warehouse get to their destinations, which include individual customers, other companies, and vendors for resale. They typically work in an office within a warehouse as well as on the warehouse floor, and work primarily for retail companies, manufacturers, wholesalers, and other employers which maintain or utilize warehouse services.

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Director, Distribution Tasks

  • Manage distribution network configuration, strategy and performance.
  • Ensure inventory accuracy, regulatory and customs compliance, inventory stocking, order processing, and shipment of all goods worldwide.
  • Provide feedback to executives as needed.
  • Oversee operations of all warehouse activities and the corresponding logistics flow to end customers.
  • Oversee the negotiation of transportation pricing.

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Pay by Experience Level for Director, Distribution

Pay by Experience for a Director, Distribution has a positive trend. An entry-level Director, Distribution with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 14 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director, Distribution with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Director, Distribution which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $119,000 based on 79 salaries. A Director, Distribution with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 70 salaries.

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Key Stats for Director, Distribution

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
46%
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Experience Affects Director, Distribution Salaries

Late-Career
▲7%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$116,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼18%

Skills That Affect Director, Distribution Salaries

Logistics
▲12%


National Average
$116,000

Budget Management
▼8%

People Management
▼13%

Inventory Management
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 10%
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