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Shift Manager, Distribution Center (DC) Salary

An average Distribution Center Shift Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $51K per year. Total incomes of Distribution Center Shift Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $8K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $31K and $70K. Some workers in this field — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Most Distribution Center Shift Managers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. There are far more male Distribution Center Shift Managers survey respondents than women, making up 83 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,043 - $69,225
(Median)
$36K
$51K
$69K
MEDIAN: $50,857
10%
50%
90%

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$8.13 - $24.57
(Median)
$8
$14
$25
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
90%

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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
$36,043 - $69,225  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,571  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $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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$30,589 - $70,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.13 - $24.57  
   
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.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,571  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $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).
)
$30,589 - $70,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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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Distribution Center Shift Managers who move on to become Operations Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Operations Managers get paid an average of $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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $44K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $51K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Distribution Center Shift Managers make a median salary of $59K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $65K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Shift Manager, Distribution Center (DC) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 23%
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