Distribution Specialist Salary

Average Distribution Specialists in the United States make around $15.03 per hour. Men working as Distribution Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 56 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Distribution Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$32,380 - $80,131
(Median)
$32K
$49K
$80K
MEDIAN: $48,938
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$12.23 - $20.57
(Median)
$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,380 - $80,131  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
Profit Sharing
$1,400 - $8,131  
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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$26,699 - $61,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.23 - $20.57  
   
Overtime
$15.94 - $30.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,400 - $8,131  
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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$26,699 - $61,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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Job Description for Distribution Specialist

  • Manage and mitigate handling errors, damaged goods and other failures.
  • Demonstrate appropriate packaging, handling and labeling, creating standard operating procedures.
  • Monitor distribution processes, identifying bottlenecks and implementing improvements to sorting, collection and collation.
  • Keep official records for incoming and outbound cargo, verifying and refusing cargo.

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Pay by Experience Level for Distribution Specialist

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $40K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $35K. Distribution Specialists see a median salary of $39K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Distribution Specialists who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $52K.

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Experience Affects Distribution Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 11%
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