Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor Salary
Average Distribution Center Operations Supervisors in the United States make around $51K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Distribution Center Operations Supervisors who answered the questionnnaire. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor
Distribution center (DC) operations supervisors are employed primarily by retail companies. A high school diploma or GED is required for this position, and some employers require a bachelor's degree. Almost all employers will also require applicants to have at least a few years of experience in a managerial position, and familiarity with data-processing software and the Microsoft Office suite of products is highly beneficial.Read More...
Those in this position will often work on the floor, so a great deal of walking may be involved. The main responsibility of a distribution center operations supervisor is to maintain good workflow and ensure that employees are motivated and efficient; they communicate often with other employees, so strong communication skills are very important. They also provide feedback and teach employees about new methods, strategies, and policies. They must always aim to improve efficiency and quality of the work by identifying what should be changed or modified in the workplace and implementing plans for improvement.
Those in this position work with employees from multiple departments, such as shipping and stocking, and may be partially responsible for training and hiring new employees, as well.
Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor Tasks
- Coordinates the scheduling of DC staff to ensure that deadlines for areas of responsibility are met.
- Supervise, train, and review new and existing DC staff.
- Maintain proper inventory levels in the system.
- Lead distribution activities including scheduling, routing, loading and delivery of consumer products.
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Popular Skills for Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor
Distribution Center Operations Supervisors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Document Review and Distribution, Inventory Management, and Office Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Office Administration and Inventory Control. The majority of those who know Inventory Management also know Inventory Control.
Pay by Experience Level for Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Distribution Center Operations Supervisors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $47K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $52K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Distribution Center Operations Supervisors see a median salary of $55K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $57K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.
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