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.
|Salary||$72,403 - $144,224|
|Bonus||$1,002 - $32,561|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $12,365|
|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).)
|$74,349 - $163,055|
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.Read More...
Distribution directors oversee many functions within their warehouses, including receiving items to be stored, conducting tests, ensuring that items are stored safely and securely, and properly organizing items for maximum efficiency. They also oversee employees who are tasked with moving these items and addressing any concerns about items sent for storage or received from the warehouse. They also oversee functions such as tracking items, making bids and contracts with shippers or insurance companies, and directing and managing employees.
Organization and communication skills are important in this position, and distribution directors must also be able to work well under pressure and quickly assess and solve problems as they arise. They should also be skilled in budgeting and logistics to maintain statistics in the position. A bachelor's degree in a business-related field may be required for this position, though some distribution directors work their way up from lower warehouse positions into management. This occasionally allows them to move to higher management positions without a college degree, though these opportunities are rare and competitive.
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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