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Director, Distribution Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Directors of Distribution in the United States, with median pay hovering around $108K per year. Almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. Work is enjoyable for Directors of Distribution, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (87 percent) of Directors of Distribution who answered the questionnaire are male. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,913 - $144,345
MEDIAN: $107,631

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$69,913 - $144,345  
$200.00 - $29,649  
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$2,500 - $16,500  
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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).
$71,632 - $163,270  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 191

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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 usually report a few specific 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.

For many Directors of Distribution, more experience generally translates to higher pay. 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 $95K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $119K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $120K.

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Experience Affects Director, Distribution Salaries

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Skills That Affect Director, Distribution Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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


13 %
87 %

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: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 8%