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Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor Salary

For Distribution Center Operations Supervisors, yearly average wages total $49K annually. Cash earnings for Distribution Center Operations Supervisors — including $6K in bonuses and $4K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $36K to $64K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Distribution Center Operations Supervisors survey respondents are men (75 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,518 - $62,760
(Median)
$37K
$49K
$63K
MEDIAN: $48,760
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90%

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$13.19 - $24.57
(Median)
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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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
$36,518 - $62,760  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,744  
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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$35,970 - $64,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 359
National Hourly Rate 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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.19 - $24.57  
   
Overtime
$19.45 - $32.78  
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.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,744  
   
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).
)
$35,970 - $64,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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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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At the upper end, Distribution Center Operations Supervisors who move into a Distribution Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Distribution Managers is a much higher $61K per year.

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Popular Skills for Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor


Survey takers who work as Distribution Center Operations Supervisors usually report a few specific skills. 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 Document Review and Distribution as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Inventory Management and Operations Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Inventory Management are similarly competent in 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $45K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $48K on average. Distribution Center Operations Supervisors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $55K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $56K on average.

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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
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National Average
$49,000

Operations Management
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Document Review and Distribution
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 10%
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