Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager Salary

Distribution Managers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $43K per year. For the most part, Distribution Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and approximately two in five receive dental plans. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Distribution Managers making up 55 percent of survey respondents.

$24,042 - $88,483
(Median)
$24K
$43K
$88K
MEDIAN: $42,532
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$9.91 - $20.67
(Median)
$9
$13
$21
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$24,042 - $88,483  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$858  
Commission
$2,070  
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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$21,914 - $77,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $20.67  
   
Overtime
$14.62 - $30.66  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
   
Commission
$2,070  
Profit Sharing
$858  
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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$21,914 - $77,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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Job Description for Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager

Transportation, storage, and distribution managers typically work in warehouse settings, so prospective applicants must know how to operate hand trucks, lift trucks, forklifts, and pallet jacks. Generally, a minimum of a bachelor's degree and ten years of functional experience are required for this position.

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Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager Tasks

  • Establish company shipping and safety policies and enforce compliance with DOT regulations.
  • Work within budget constraints and seek to minimize transportation costs.
  • Determine shipping logistics, deciding routes, schedules, vehicles, and personnel.
  • Analyze shipping data to identify strategies for making routes more efficient.

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Pay by Experience Level for Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $31K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $43K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Distribution Managers make a median salary of $62K. For some reason, Distribution Managers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $56K.

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Experience Affects Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 72%

Late-Career
up arrow 55%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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