Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor Salary

Median pay for Distribution Center Operations Supervisors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $50K annually. Total cash compensation for Distribution Center Operations Supervisors runs from $36K to $64K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $6K and profit sharing that can reach almost $6K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Male Distribution Center Operations Supervisors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,882 - $63,418
(Median)
$37K
$50K
$63K
MEDIAN: $49,790
10%
50%
90%

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$12.87 - $22.80
(Median)
$13
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$36,882 - $63,418  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,939  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,411  
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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$35,912 - $64,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 335
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.87 - $22.80  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.91  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,939  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,411  
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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$35,912 - $64,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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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


Survey results suggest that Distribution Center Operations Supervisors put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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. Office Management and Document Review and Distribution also typically command lower compensation. 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Distribution Center Operations Supervisors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $46K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $48K on average. 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
0%

National Average
$49,000

Operations Management
up arrow 4%



Office Management
up arrow 24%

Office Administration
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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