Distribution Supervisor Salary

Distribution Supervisors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up about one-half of Distribution Supervisors. Pay fluctuates from $36K to $69K per year, but expected earnings average $51K per year. 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 $36K and $69K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more male Distribution Supervisors survey respondents than women, making up 84 percent. Most Distribution Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and most get vision coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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 into a slightly higher-paying Distribution Manager position. Average compensation for Distribution Managers is $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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Survey results imply that Distribution Supervisors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Lean Manufacturing, Supply Chain, People Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 19 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Shipping. Those with knowledge of Inventory Management tend to be skilled in Logistics as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Distribution Supervisor

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


Distribution Supervisors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $47K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $51K on average. Distribution Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $53K. Distribution Supervisors who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $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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