Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager Salary

Distribution Managers in the United States can expect wages of $63K annually on average. Men account for the majority of Distribution Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. Although roughly one in four lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. The majority of Distribution Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$21,532 - $101,224
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$63K
$100K
MEDIAN: $63,023
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$9.86 - $25.61
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MEDIAN: $13.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$21,532 - $101,224  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,920  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$21,630 - $91,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $25.61  
   
Overtime
$23.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,920  
   
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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$21,630 - $91,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $29K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $63K. Distribution Managers bring in $67K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $65K.

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Key Stats for Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager Salaries

Experienced
▲59%

Late-Career
▲56%

Mid-Career
▲51%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
▼32%

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
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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