Distribution Supervisor Salary

Around half of Distribution Supervisors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $37K to $68K per year, but median earnings come to around $53K per year. In the world of Distribution Supervisors, total cash compensation can vary between $37K and $68K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $6K and $4K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the company and experience level. The vast majority (83 percent) of Distribution Supervisors who answered the questionnaire are male. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a fair number have vision insurance, as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Distribution Supervisors. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,982 - $66,985
$39K
$53K
$67K
MEDIAN: $52,620
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50%
90%

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$14.17 - $25.24
$14
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.07
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$38,982 - $66,985  
   
Bonus
$402.68 - $5,996  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,700  
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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$36,919 - $68,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 282
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.17 - $25.24  
   
Overtime
$19.01 - $37.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$402.68 - $5,996  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,700  
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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$36,919 - $68,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 64

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Job Description for Distribution Supervisor

Distribution supervisors are responsible for supervising and coordinating all subordinate workers' activities, which may include storing, receiving, shipping, picking, and conducting inventory for items. These supervisors are in charge of making sure that information is correct for all items handled by their department and/or organization. Distribution supervisors must maintain compliance standards and ensure that all organizational goals are being met. They also need to study production levels and develop ways to improve performance.

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Distribution Supervisor Tasks

  • Coordinates the scheduling of DC staff to ensure that deadlines for areas of responsibility are met.
  • Supervise, train, and review new and existing DC staff.
  • Maintain proper inventory levels in the system.
  • Lead distribution activities including scheduling, routing, loading and delivery of consumer products.

Common Career Paths for Distribution Supervisor


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Distribution Supervisors often end up in upper-level roles like Distribution Manager. Distribution Managers bring home $61K annually on average. A Distribution Center Operations Supervisor role is the most prevalent career advancement for Distribution Supervisors. Paychecks for that role are $49K on average. The Operations Manager position is another common transition for Distribution Supervisors; in this role, salaries are typically at the $59K mark.

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Pay by Experience Level for Distribution Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Distribution Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Distribution Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 105 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Distribution Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 126 salaries. An experienced Distribution Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 144 salaries. A Distribution Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 49 salaries.

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Key Stats for Distribution Supervisor

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Distribution Supervisor Salaries

▲11%

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$52,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Distribution Supervisor Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
▲17%



Supply Chain
▲8%

▲4%


National Average
$52,000

People Management
▼6%

Safety Compliance
▼7%

Shipping
▼19%

Inventory Control
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 12%