With nearly one-half of Distribution Supervisors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Distribution Supervisors is $53K annually and can range from $37K on the lower end to $68K per year near the higher end. Total cash earnings of Distribution Supervisors range from $37K on the low end to $68K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $6K and $4K, respectively. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and experience level are driving factors as well. Distribution Supervisors who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 81 percent. Most Distribution Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. Most get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$38,997 - $67,323
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MEDIAN: $52,664
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$14.22 - $25.43
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$38,997 - $67,323  
   
Bonus
$490.68 - $6,029  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,675  
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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$37,267 - $68,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 301
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.22 - $25.43  
   
Overtime
$19.01 - $37.65  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$490.68 - $6,029  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,675  
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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$37,267 - $68,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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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 transition into upper-level roles like Distribution Manager, for which the average compensation is $61K per year. The most common promotion for Distribution Supervisors is a Distribution Center Operations Supervisor position, which usually brings in $49K a year. Another standard transition for Distribution Supervisors seeking advancement is to assume an Operations Manager role, where pay is often $59K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Distribution Supervisor

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


For Distribution Supervisors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $46K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $53K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $55K in this role. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $58K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Key Stats for Distribution Supervisor

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
036
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Distribution Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Distribution Supervisor Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 17%

Team Leadership
up arrow 10%


Supply Chain
up arrow 7%



National Average
$52,000

People Management
up arrow 6%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 7%

Shipping
up arrow 19%

Inventory Control
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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