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Distribution Supervisor Salary

Distribution Supervisors in the United States take home an average $50K annually. Total incomes of Distribution Supervisors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $3K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $35K and $67K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. Distribution Supervisors who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 84 percent. For the most part, Distribution Supervisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$38,583 - $64,136
(Median)
$39K
$50K
$64K
MEDIAN: $50,402
10%
50%
90%

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$12.12 - $26.14
(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
$38,583 - $64,136  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,151  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $2,586  
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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$35,398 - $67,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 350
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $26.14  
   
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,151  
   
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $2,586  
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).
)
$35,398 - $67,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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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Many Distribution Supervisors move into Distribution Manager roles, in which average pay is a slightly higher $61K per year. More often than not, a Distribution Center Operations Supervisor role is the next step for Distribution Supervisors moving up in the field. Pay for Distribution Center Operations Supervisors is usually $49K. Many Distribution Supervisors choose to take on an Operations Manager role instead, where salaries are typically $59K.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Distribution Supervisors who took the survey. Most notably, skills in People Management, Logistics, Inventory Management, and Shipping are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Shipping. Aptitude in Inventory Management tends to also indicate an understanding of Logistics.

Pay by Experience Level for Distribution Supervisor

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


For many Distribution Supervisors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $48K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $50K. For Distribution Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $53K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Distribution Supervisor generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $58K.

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Experience Affects Distribution Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

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%


Inventory Management
up arrow 4%

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: 80% employee benefits None: 7%
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