Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor Salary

Median pay for Distribution Center Operations Supervisors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $49K annually. With some bonuses approaching $6K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $4K, overall incomes of Distribution Center Operations Supervisors spread between $36K and $64K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Distribution Center Operations Supervisors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,838 - $62,244
(Median)
$37K
$49K
$62K
MEDIAN: $49,193
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$13.29 - $24.36
(Median)
$13
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$36,838 - $62,244  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,633  
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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$36,035 - $63,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 356
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.29 - $24.36  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $32.00  
National Annualized 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.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,633  
   
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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$36,035 - $63,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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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For Distribution Center Operations Supervisors, progressing to a Distribution Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Distribution Manager can earn $61K annually.

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Popular Skills for Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor


Distribution Center Operations Supervisors typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Inventory Control, Operations Management, Inventory Management, and Document Review and Distribution are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Office Administration as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Document Review and Distribution and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with 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 Distribution Center Operations Supervisors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $46K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $48K. Distribution Center Operations Supervisors see a median salary of $54K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Distribution Center Operations Supervisors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $56K.

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Experience Affects Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$49,000



Skills That Affect Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor Salaries

Inventory Control
0%

National Average
$49,000



Document Review and Distribution
up arrow 24%

Office Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 9%
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