Distribution Center (DC) Operations Supervisor Salary
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.
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.Read More...
Those in this position will often work on the floor, so a great deal of walking may be involved. The main responsibility of a distribution center operations supervisor is to maintain good workflow and ensure that employees are motivated and efficient; they communicate often with other employees, so strong communication skills are very important. They also provide feedback and teach employees about new methods, strategies, and policies. They must always aim to improve efficiency and quality of the work by identifying what should be changed or modified in the workplace and implementing plans for improvement.
Those in this position work with employees from multiple departments, such as shipping and stocking, and may be partially responsible for training and hiring new employees, as well.
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.
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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.