Distribution Supervisor Salary

Distribution Supervisors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $50K annually. Total cash compensation to Distribution Supervisors bottoms out near $35K and approaches $68K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $7K from bonuses and almost $4K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Distribution Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 84 percent of Distribution Supervisors are male. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,386 - $64,223
(Median)
$38K
$50K
$64K
MEDIAN: $50,407
10%
50%
90%

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$11.88 - $26.19
(Median)
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$38,386 - $64,223  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,753  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $3,595  
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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$35,332 - $68,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 345
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $26.19  
   
Overtime
$20.32 - $37.81  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,753  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $3,595  
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).
)
$35,332 - $68,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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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

  • Maintain proper inventory levels in the system.
  • Lead distribution activities including scheduling, routing, loading and delivery of consumer products.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Distribution Supervisor


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Moving into a Distribution Manager position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job is $61K annually. Going from Distribution Supervisor to Distribution Center Operations Supervisor is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Distribution Center Operations Supervisors is $49K. Many others choose to work as Operations Managers, where pay is typically $59K.

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Job skills reported by Distribution Supervisors are limited. Most notably, skills in People Management, Inventory Management, Logistics, and Shipping are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Shipping. Experience with Inventory Management is often linked with knowledge of Logistics.

Pay by Experience Level for Distribution Supervisor

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Distribution Supervisors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $48K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $50K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $53K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $57K.

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Experience Affects Distribution Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Distribution Supervisor Salaries

People Management
up arrow 11%



National Average
$51,000

Shipping
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 8%