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Distribution Specialist Salary

Earnings for Distribution Specialists in the United States come in at around $14.80 per hour on average. Male Distribution Specialists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. Most Distribution Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,027 - $79,208
(Median)
$32K
$49K
$79K
MEDIAN: $49,056
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90%

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$12.08 - $20.72
(Median)
$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,027 - $79,208  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
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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$26,523 - $61,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $20.72  
   
Overtime
$15.81 - $31.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
   
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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$26,523 - $61,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $35K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $40K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $37K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $51K.

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Experience Affects Distribution Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 11%
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