Director, Distribution Salary

The median total income of Directors of Distribution is around $119K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (more than two-fifths, in fact) comes from commissions. Total cash compensation to Directors of Distribution approaches anywhere from $77K on the lower end to $162K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $31K from bonuses and upwards of $12K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. Most Directors of Distribution like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$72,485 - $145,532
$72K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $108,356
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Salary
$72,485 - $145,532  
   
Bonus
$1,026 - $30,510  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,307  
Commission
$50,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$77,233 - $161,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Directors of Distribution — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $95K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $115K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $119K. Directors of Distribution with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $123K.

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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 26 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
45%
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Experience Affects Director, Distribution Salaries

Late-Career
▲4%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$119,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼20%

Skills That Affect Director, Distribution Salaries

Logistics
▲9%


National Average
$119,000

Budget Management
▼10%

People Management
▼15%

Inventory Management
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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