Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager Salary

Earnings for Distribution Managers in the United States come in at around $57K per year on average. The majority of Distribution Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although the larger part have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, approximately one in four claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Distribution Managers (61 percent) who took the survey are men. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,957 - $99,499
$23K
$57K
$99K
MEDIAN: $57,134
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50%
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$9.84 - $25.42
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$13
$25
MEDIAN: $13.42
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$22,957 - $99,499  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$22,610 - $88,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $25.42  
   
Overtime
$21.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$22,610 - $88,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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

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

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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.


For many Distribution Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $29K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $55K. Distribution Managers bring in $65K after working for 10 to 20 years. Distribution Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Key Stats for Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲55%

Experienced
▲54%

Mid-Career
▲30%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
▼31%

Skills That Affect Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager Salaries

National Average
$42,000

Customer Service
▼12%

Sales
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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