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Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor Salary (United States)

Distribution Center Operations Supervisors in the United States pull down an average of $48K annually. In the world of Distribution Center Operations Supervisors, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $4K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $36K and $64K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Distribution Center Operations Supervisors survey respondents are men (78 percent). Though the majority of Distribution Center Operations Supervisors do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor Salary (?
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$36,803 - $62,884
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MEDIAN: $48,104
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Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor Salary (?
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$12.87 - $22.15
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$36,803 - $62,884  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,665  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,548  
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).
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$36,203 - $64,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 407
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.87 - $22.15  
   
Overtime
$18.73 - $30.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,665  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,548  
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).
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$36,203 - $64,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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.
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Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor Tasks
  • Maintain proper inventory levels in the system.
  • Lead distribution activities including scheduling, routing, loading and delivery of consumer products.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor

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Distribution Center Operations Supervisors who transition into an upper level Distribution Manager role may receive a large increase in pay as the position pays an average $61K per year.

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Popular Skills for Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor

Job skills reported by Distribution Center Operations Supervisors are limited. Those who have experience with Inventory Control, Operations Management, and Inventory Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Inventory Management. Most people experienced in 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.
For many Distribution Center Operations Supervisors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $45K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $48K. Distribution Center Operations Supervisors see a median salary of $54K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $56K.

Pay Difference By Location

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Distribution Center Operations Supervisors working in Columbus earn a little more than the national average. That said, location does not seem to play a huge role in determining pay for this role. The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in Charlotte.

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Experience Affects Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor Salaries

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$49,000

Skills That Affect Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor Salaries

Inventory Control
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 10%