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Director, Distribution Salary

Total annual pay for Directors of Distribution is approximately $116K, and commissions account for a significant portion of this final number — just under three-fifths on average. In the world of Directors of Distribution, total cash compensation can vary between $72K and $164K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $30K and $20K, respectively. Most Directors of Distribution like their work and job satisfaction is high. Directors of Distribution who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. Most report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect vision insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$69,664 - $144,600
MEDIAN: $107,805

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National Salary Data (?
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.
$69,664 - $144,600  
$293.61 - $29,729  
Profit Sharing
$2,265 - $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).
$72,480 - $163,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 198

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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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Job skills reported by Directors of Distribution are limited. Those who have experience with Operations Management, Budget Management, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.

Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $75K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $94K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $121K. Directors of Distribution who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Skills That Affect Director, Distribution Salaries

Operations Management

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.


12 %
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: 90% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 8%