Director, Distribution Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $117K, just under three-fifths of overall earnings for Directors of Distribution arrives through commissions. Final cash compensation to Directors of Distribution varies from around $71K to approximately $162K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $30K and $20K, respectively. Most Directors of Distribution report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Directors of Distribution (88 percent) who took the survey. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$68,727 - $144,711

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National Salary Data (?
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$68,727 - $144,711  
$100.00 - $29,678  
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).
$71,250 - $162,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 208
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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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Survey takers who work as Directors of Distribution report a focused set of job skills. 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.

Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Directors of Distribution. Although inexperienced employees take home approximately $75K, those who have five to 10 years under their belts benefit from a six-figure median of $100K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $122K in this role. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $123K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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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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.


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: 91% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 7%