Distribution Specialist Salary

The average Distribution Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $15.32 per hour. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Distribution Specialists making up 54 percent of survey respondents. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, Distribution Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$31,204 - $79,301
(Median)
$31K
$48K
$79K
MEDIAN: $48,151
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$12.01 - $22.10
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$12
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,204 - $79,301  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,051  
Profit Sharing
$3,052  
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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$26,433 - $62,414  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.01 - $22.10  
   
Overtime
$15.78 - $33.11  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,051  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,052  
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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$26,433 - $62,414  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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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Survey takers who work as Distribution Specialists usually report a few specific skills. Customer Service and Microsoft Excel are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 11 percent and 8 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Distribution Specialist

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $34K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $40K on average. Distribution Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $52K.

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Experience Affects Distribution Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Distribution Specialist Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

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