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Distribution Center Manager Salary (United States)

A Distribution Center Manager earns an average salary of $66,897 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Distribution Center Manager Salary (?
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$45,636 - $96,736
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $66,897
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Distribution Center Manager Salary (?
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$12.50 - $23.49
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,636 - $96,736  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,446  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $8,300  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,500  
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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$46,628 - $105,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 427
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.50 - $23.49  
   
Overtime
$25.20 - $33.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,446  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,500  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $8,300  
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).
)
$46,628 - $105,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Job Description for Distribution Center Manager

Distribution center managers are responsible for all aspects related to the receiving, storing, and shipping of goods to and from a distribution center. This is a key position in supply chain management, and distribution center managers are responsible for ensuring that, upon receipt, goods are properly stored in an orderly and safe manner to maintain product quality, worker safety, and future ease of access. They design an efficient layout for storage and a process for storing and retrieving goods. They must quickly respond to new orders and ensure delivery of the proper items. Distribution center managers deal either directly with customers or with associated store managers to address any mistakes made in the distribution process. This requires excellent customer service skills.
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Distribution Center Manager Tasks
  • Manage center staff, including ensuring adherence to safety regulations.
  • Standardize receiving, sorting, quality control, and distribution of materials and products.
  • Oversee organization shipping and receiving processes to ensure timely access to materials and products.
  • Analyze routing and transportation needs both within and external to the center to identify areas for improvement.

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Pay by Experience Level for Distribution Center Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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Dallas
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Denver
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Tulsa
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National Average
$69,000
Atlanta
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Experience Affects Distribution Center Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$69,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Distribution Center Manager Salaries

Leadership
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Operations Management
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National Average
$69,000
Inventory Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%