Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor Salary

Pay for Distribution Center Operations Supervisors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $48K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Distribution Center Operations Supervisors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,340 - $62,605
(Median)
$36K
$48K
$63K
MEDIAN: $48,348
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90%

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$12.73 - $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
$36,340 - $62,605  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,722  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $3,250  
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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$35,857 - $63,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 366
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.73 - $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.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,722  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $3,250  
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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$35,857 - $63,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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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As Distribution Center Operations Supervisors transition into upper-level roles such as Distribution Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Distribution Managers earn $61K on average per year.

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Popular Skills for Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Distribution Center Operations Supervisors who took the survey. 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. It is often found that people who know Inventory Management are also skilled 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.


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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. 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

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 68 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: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 10%