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Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor Salary

Distribution Center Operations Supervisors in the United States take home an average $49K annually. In the world of Distribution Center Operations Supervisors, total cash compensation can vary between $36K and $64K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $6K and $4K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Distribution Center Operations Supervisors who answered the questionnnaire. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$36,505 - $62,603
(Median)
$37K
$49K
$63K
MEDIAN: $48,801
10%
50%
90%

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$13.19 - $24.57
(Median)
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
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
$36,505 - $62,603  
   
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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$36,030 - $63,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 358
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
$19.58 - $32.55  
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 - $5,665  
   
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).
)
$36,030 - $63,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 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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Distribution Center Operations Supervisors may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Distribution Manager. The latter position pays an average of $61K annually.

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Popular Skills for Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor


Distribution Center Operations Supervisors who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional 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. For most people, competency in Inventory Management indicates knowledge of 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. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $48K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $45K. On average, Distribution Center Operations Supervisors make $55K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $56K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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



Document Review and Distribution
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

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: 88% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 10%
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