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Distribution Supervisor Salary

For Distribution Supervisors, yearly average wages total $50K annually. Cash earnings for Distribution Supervisors — which occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing — stretch from around $36K to approximately $67K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men make up the vast majority of Distribution Supervisors (84 percent) who took the survey. Most Distribution Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$38,466 - $63,396
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MEDIAN: $50,190
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$11.45 - $26.26
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$38,466 - $63,396  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,941  
Profit Sharing
$487.22 - $3,606  
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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$35,560 - $67,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 334
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.45 - $26.26  
   
Overtime
$20.09 - $36.86  
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.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,941  
   
Profit Sharing
$487.22 - $3,606  
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).
)
$35,560 - $67,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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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Though it's uncommon, some Distribution Supervisors move into roles as Distribution Managers, where median income is $61K per year.

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Survey takers who work as Distribution Supervisors usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Inventory Management, Logistics, and Shipping are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 14 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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.


For many Distribution Supervisors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $48K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $49K. Distribution Supervisors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $53K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Distribution Supervisor generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $57K.

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Experience Affects Distribution Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Distribution Supervisor Salaries

People Management
up arrow 14%

Inventory Management
up arrow 10%


National Average
$51,000

Shipping
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 8%