Distribution Supervisor Salary

Distribution Supervisors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with approximately one-half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $53K annually on average but can range from $37K to $70K per year. Final cash compensation to Distribution Supervisors varies from around $37K to approximately $70K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $6K and $4K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Most Distribution Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Distribution Supervisors (83 percent) who took the survey. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,555 - $68,306
$39K
$53K
$68K
MEDIAN: $53,392
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$14.03 - $26.49
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$26
MEDIAN: $18.58
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$0$69K
Salary $38,555 - $68,306
Bonus $408.51 - $6,146
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,649
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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$36,617 - $69,624
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 291
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $14.03 - $26.49
Overtime $18.89 - $37.65
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $408.51 - $6,146
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,649
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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$36,617 - $69,624
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 74

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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 may enjoy increased earnings if they become Distribution Managers. This seems to be a popular career move, and Distribution Manager earn a slightly higher median of $61K annually. 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.

Distribution Supervisor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Distribution Supervisor?

Distribution Supervisor in Salt Lake City:
"The Management."
Pros: The people I work with have similiar interests. The employee discount is great.
Cons: The upper management make the job stressful and dont give enough love.

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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 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Distribution Supervisor Salaries

▲10%

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$52,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Distribution Supervisor Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
▲16%



Supply Chain
▲7%

▲3%


National Average
$52,000

People Management
▼6%

Safety Compliance
▼8%

Shipping
▼20%

Inventory Control
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 13%
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