Shift Manager, Distribution Center (DC) Salary

Distribution Center Shift Managers in the United States pull down an average of $52K per year. Total cash compensation to Distribution Center Shift Managers approaches anywhere from $30K on the lower end to $71K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $8K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. The vast majority of Distribution Center Shift Managers (82 percent) who took the survey are men. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in five lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a strong majority have dental, too.

$36,121 - $70,023
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$70K
MEDIAN: $51,510
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$8.13 - $19.50
(Median)
$8
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary 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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,121 - $70,023  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,571  
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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$29,903 - $71,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.13 - $19.50  
   
Overtime
$11.55 - $27.19  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,571  
   
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).
)
$29,903 - $71,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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 move into Operations Manager roles, in which average pay is a slightly higher $59K per year.

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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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $43K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $52K. Distribution Center Shift Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $59K. Distribution Center Shift Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $65K on average.

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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 4%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

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
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 21%
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