Distribution Supervisor Salary

Distribution Supervisors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — approximately one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $36K to $68K per year, median earnings come to $51K per year. Total cash compensation to Distribution Supervisors approaches anywhere from $36K on the lower end to $68K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $6K from bonuses and upwards of $3K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Distribution Supervisors is high. The vast majority of Distribution Supervisors (83 percent) survey respondents are men. Almost all get medical and dental insurance, and a large number get vision plans, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$38,706 - $64,585

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$12.40 - $25.99

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$38,706 - $64,585  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,069  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $2,506  
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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$35,731 - $67,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 369
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.40 - $25.99  
   
Overtime
$20.51 - $37.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,069  
   
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $2,506  
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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$35,731 - $67,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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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A lot of Distribution Supervisors move on to become Distribution Managers, that group gets paid a slightly higher $61K on average. 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 5 percent and 8 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Shipping. Employees educated in Inventory Management are typically practiced in Logistics, too.

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. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $48K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $50K on average. Distribution Supervisors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $53K. Distribution Supervisors who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $58K.

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Experience Affects Distribution Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Distribution Supervisor Salaries

People Management
up arrow 8%



National Average
$51,000

Shipping
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 7%
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