Shift Manager, Distribution Center (DC) Salary

Distribution Center Shift Managers in the United States take home an average $52K annually. With some bonuses approaching $8K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $7K, overall incomes of Distribution Center Shift Managers spread between $27K and $71K depending on individual performance. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one-fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a fair number claim dental coverage as well. There are far more male Distribution Center Shift Managers survey respondents than women, making up 82 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$36,121 - $70,023
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$70K
MEDIAN: $51,510
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$8.16 - $19.37
(Median)
$8
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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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
$36,121 - $70,023  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,544  
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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$27,482 - $71,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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.
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.16 - $19.37  
   
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 - $7,544  
   
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).
)
$27,482 - $71,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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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Moving into an Operations Manager position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job is $59K annually.

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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. For Distribution Center Shift Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $59K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $65K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
29%
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: 20%
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