Director, Distribution Salary

Commissions form a big slice (just under three-fifths) of total compensation for Directors of Distribution. The median income in this area hovers around $116K. Overall cash earnings for Directors of Distribution stretch from $71K on the lower end to $163K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $30K from bonuses and $20K from profit sharing. Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. Most Directors of Distribution like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority (88 percent) of Directors of Distribution who answered the questionnaire are male. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$68,485 - $144,466
MEDIAN: $107,493

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$68,485 - $144,466  
$295.90 - $29,712  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,727  
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).
$70,984 - $162,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 206
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Job Description for Director, Distribution

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

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Directors of Distribution who took the survey. Those who have experience with Operations Management, Budget Management, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include People Management and Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Distribution

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

Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $75K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $100K. For Directors of Distribution, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $122K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Director, Distribution Salaries

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Skills That Affect Director, Distribution Salaries

National Average

Operations Management
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Budget Management
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.


13 %
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 7%