Shift Manager, Distribution Center (DC) Salary

The average Distribution Center Shift Manager in the United States earns approximately $52K annually. Incomes of Distribution Center Shift Managers vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $7K cause paychecks to spread between $30K on the low end and $70K on the high end. Distribution Center Shift Managers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 83 percent. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. While some workers in this profession — slightly more than a fifth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a fair number have dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$36,346 - $70,126
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$70K
MEDIAN: $51,642
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90%

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$8.06 - $24.83
(Median)
$8
$14
$25
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
$36,346 - $70,126  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,133  
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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$30,338 - $70,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.06 - $24.83  
   
Overtime
$11.38 - $26.55  
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 - $7,133  
   
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).
)
$30,338 - $70,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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 transition into upper-level roles like Operations Manager, for which the average compensation is $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 Distribution Center Shift Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $44K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $53K. Distribution Center Shift Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $60K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $65K.

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Experience Affects Shift Manager, Distribution Center (DC) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

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
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 22%