Shift Manager, Distribution Center (DC) Salary

Pay for Distribution Center Shift Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $52K per year. In the world of Distribution Center Shift Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $27K and $71K. There are far more male Distribution Center Shift Managers survey respondents than women, making up 83 percent. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly a fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and a strong majority receive dental plans. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$36,434 - $69,553

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$8.19 - $19.23

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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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,434 - $69,553  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,339  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $6,851  
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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$27,000 - $70,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.19 - $19.23  
   
Overtime
$11.55 - $27.19  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,339  
   
Profit Sharing
$511 - $6,851  
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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$27,000 - $70,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Job Description for Shift Manager, Distribution Center (DC)

  • Supervise warehouse staff, direct activities, and enforce safety regulations.
  • Monitor the movement of goods in the warehouse, and ensure goods are stored and organized properly.
  • Oversee the daily operation of a distribution center, and monitor inventory and processing of incoming and outgoing goods.
  • Identify methods for making processes more efficient and cost effective.

Common Career Paths for Shift Manager, Distribution Center (DC)


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Many Distribution Center Shift Managers advance into a slightly higher-paying Operations Manager position. Average compensation for Operations Managers is $59K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Shift Manager, Distribution Center (DC)

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $43K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $52K. Distribution Center Shift Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $59K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $65K.

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Experience Affects Shift Manager, Distribution Center (DC) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 21%
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