Distribution Specialist Salary

Pay for Distribution Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $16.57 per hour. Total cash compensation to Distribution Specialists bottoms out near $26K and approaches $63K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $6K from bonuses and almost $15K from profit sharing. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. There are more male Distribution Specialists than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 67 percent. Work is enjoyable for Distribution Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,464 - $79,950
$30K
$48K
$80K
MEDIAN: $48,259
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$12.05 - $24.75
$12
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MEDIAN: $16.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,464 - $79,950  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,960  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,795  
Total Pay (?
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$25,949 - $63,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.05 - $24.75  
   
Overtime
$19.29 - $37.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,795  
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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$25,949 - $63,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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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.


Distribution Specialists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $36K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $40K. Distribution Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $43K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Distribution Specialists with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $49K.

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Key Stats for Distribution Specialist

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Distribution Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Skills That Affect Distribution Specialist Salaries

Customer Service
▲19%

Microsoft Excel
▲5%

National Average
$38,000

Shipping
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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