Director, Distribution Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $114K, just below three-fifths of overall earnings for Directors of Distribution arrives through commissions. In the world of Directors of Distribution, overall income ranges from $73K near the bottom to $165K at the top; this can include more than $29K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$69,723 - $147,176
MEDIAN: $106,170

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$69,723 - $147,176  
$50.15 - $29,231  
Profit Sharing
$783 - $19,866  
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).
$73,396 - $165,298  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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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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Directors of Distribution who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Budget Management, People Management, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Inventory Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. People Management and Budget Management also typically command lower compensation.

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 $79K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $102K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Distribution make a median salary of $122K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $121K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Director, Distribution Salaries

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Skills That Affect Director, Distribution Salaries

Operations Management
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National Average

Budget Management
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People Management
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Inventory Management
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Job Satisfaction

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


11 %
89 %

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%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 7%