Distribution Center Operations Supervisors in the United States take home approximately $51K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. Men make up the majority of Distribution Center Operations Supervisors (65 percent) survey respondents. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,078 - $65,974
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$38K
$51K
$66K
MEDIAN: $50,730
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$11.92 - $22.36
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$12
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$38,078 - $65,974  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,953  
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
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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$36,483 - $67,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 170
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $22.36  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.72  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,953  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
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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$36,483 - $67,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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


Survey results show that Distribution Center Operations Supervisors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Inventory Control, 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 who know 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $47K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $49K on average. Distribution Center Operations Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $56K. Distribution Center Operations Supervisors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $57K on average.

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Experience Affects Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$50,000



Skills That Affect Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor Salaries

Operations Management
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National Average
$50,000

Inventory Control
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Inventory Management
up arrow 3%

Document Review and Distribution
up arrow 4%

Office Management
up arrow 11%

Office Administration
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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