Distribution Supervisor Salary

The majority of Distribution Supervisors in the United States — around half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $36K to $69K per year, and the median is $51K annually. Final cash compensation to Distribution Supervisors varies from around $36K to approximately $69K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $6K and $3K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Distribution Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision coverage. Men make up the vast majority of Distribution Supervisors (84 percent) who took the survey. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,763 - $65,915
(Median)
$39K
$51K
$66K
MEDIAN: $51,061
10%
50%
90%

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$12.68 - $26.02
(Median)
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$38,763 - $65,915  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,077  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $3,100  
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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$35,955 - $68,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 416
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.68 - $26.02  
   
Overtime
$19.76 - $37.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,077  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $3,100  
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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$35,955 - $68,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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 advance their careers by becoming Distribution Managers, who report a slightly higher median income of $61K. Many Distribution Supervisors go on to become Warehouse Supervisors or Distribution Center Operations Supervisors despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $11K lower and $2K lower, respectively.

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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. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $47K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $53K. As Distribution Supervisors reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $59K.

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Experience Affects Distribution Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Distribution Supervisor Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 19%

Supply Chain
up arrow 9%

People Management
up arrow 7%

Operations Management
up arrow 6%


Logistics
up arrow 4%

Inventory Control
up arrow 3%

National Average
$51,000

Shipping
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

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