The average Distribution Center Shift Manager in the United States earns approximately $51K annually. Cash earnings for Distribution Center Shift Managers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $32K from profit sharing — stretch from around $21K to approximately $72K. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, close to a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a majority. Most Distribution Center Shift Managers survey respondents are men (76 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$37,479 - $72,447
(Median)
$37K
$51K
$72K
MEDIAN: $51,183
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$8.55 - $17.70
(Median)
$8
$11
$18
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,479 - $72,447  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $31,785  
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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$20,868 - $71,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.55 - $17.70  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.44  
Overtime
$20.73  
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 - $10,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $31,785  
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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$20,868 - $71,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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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 an Operations Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income 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.


Distribution Center Shift Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $40K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $48K. Distribution Center Shift Managers bring in $56K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $75K on average.

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Experience Affects Shift Manager, Distribution Center (DC) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 64%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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