Distribution Specialists in the United States can expect wages of $16.27 per hour on average. In the world of Distribution Specialists, overall income ranges from $26K near the bottom to $63K at the top; this can include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. There are more male Distribution Specialists than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 69 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$31,320 - $79,233
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$48K
$79K
MEDIAN: $48,318
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$12.03 - $24.53
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MEDIAN: $16.27
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,320 - $79,233  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,899  
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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$25,728 - $62,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $24.53  
   
Overtime
$16.41 - $36.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,899  
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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$25,728 - $62,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 102

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Job Description for Distribution Specialist

Distribution specialists work in a factory or warehouse environment to receive, store, and distribute equipment needed for the company. They also have inventory duties and are usually accountable for loss of goods, and they must ensure adequate levels of necessary supplies at all times. They may also have ordering duties and should be able to negotiate and facilitate relationships with vendors.

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Distribution Specialist Tasks

  • 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.
  • Manage and mitigate handling errors, damaged goods and other failures.
  • Demonstrate appropriate packaging, handling and labeling, creating standard operating procedures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Distribution Specialist

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


For Distribution Specialists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $35K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $38K. Distribution Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Distribution Specialist with more than 20 years of experience can earn $49K on average.

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Key Stats for Distribution Specialist

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
047
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Distribution Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Distribution Specialist Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 18%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

National Average
$38,000

Shipping
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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