Close to one-half of Distribution Supervisors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $37K to $69K per year, and the average comes out to $53K annually. With some bonuses approaching $6K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $4K, overall incomes of Distribution Supervisors spread between $37K and $69K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though tenure and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. Distribution Supervisors who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 82 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$39,475 - $67,643
(Median)
$39K
$53K
$68K
MEDIAN: $52,559
10%
50%
90%

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$13.01 - $25.29
(Median)
$13
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,475 - $67,643  
   
Bonus
$487.96 - $6,037  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,751  
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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$37,254 - $69,032  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 303
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.01 - $25.29  
   
Overtime
$18.59 - $37.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$487.96 - $6,037  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,751  
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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$37,254 - $69,032  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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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. 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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Pay by Experience Level for Distribution Supervisor

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


Distribution Supervisors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $46K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $53K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. 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




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Distribution Supervisor Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 17%

Team Leadership
up arrow 11%


Supply Chain
up arrow 7%

Logistics
up arrow 4%

Inventory Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$52,000

People Management
up arrow 6%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 7%

Shipping
up arrow 19%

Inventory Control
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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