Shift Manager, Distribution Center (DC) Salary

Distribution Center Shift Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $53K per year. Total cash compensation to Distribution Center Shift Managers bottoms out near $26K and approaches $74K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. The vast majority (82 percent) of Distribution Center Shift Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported.

$35,889 - $73,475
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$73K
MEDIAN: $52,535
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$8.37 - $18.50
(Median)
$8
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,889 - $73,475  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,516  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $6,953  
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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$26,297 - $73,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.37 - $18.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.54  
Overtime
$5.82 - $28.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,516  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $6,953  
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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$26,297 - $73,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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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Distribution Center Shift Managers often end up in upper-level roles like Operations Manager. Operations Managers bring home $59K annually on average.

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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.


For many Distribution Center Shift Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $40K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $52K. Distribution Center Shift Managers bring in $60K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $66K.

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Experience Affects Shift Manager, Distribution Center (DC) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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