A Distribution Center Manager earns an average salary of C$73,256 per year. A skill in People Management is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

C$56,320 - C$97,826
C$56K
C$74K
C$98K
MEDIAN: C$74,034
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$101K
Salary C$56,320 - C$97,826
Bonus C$485 - C$10,186
Profit Sharing C$1,007 - C$10,926
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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C$56,230 - C$101,427
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 69

Job Description for Distribution Center Manager

Distribution center managers are responsible for all aspects related to the receiving, storing, and shipping of goods to and from a distribution center. This is a key position in supply chain management, and distribution center managers are responsible for ensuring that, upon receipt, goods are properly stored in an orderly and safe manner to maintain product quality, worker safety, and future ease of access. They design an efficient layout for storage and a process for storing and retrieving goods. They must quickly respond to new orders and ensure delivery of the proper items. Distribution center managers deal either directly with customers or with associated store managers to address any mistakes made in the distribution process. This requires excellent customer service skills.

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Distribution Center Manager Tasks

  • Oversee organization shipping and receiving processes to ensure timely access to materials and products.
  • Analyze routing and transportation needs both within and external to the center to identify areas for improvement.
  • Manage center staff, including ensuring adherence to safety regulations.
  • Standardize receiving, sorting, quality control, and distribution of materials and products.

Distribution Center Manager Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Distribution Center Manager

Pay by Experience for a Distribution Center Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Distribution Center Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$64,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Distribution Center Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$76,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Distribution Center Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$79,000 based on 15 salaries. A Distribution Center Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$81,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$77,762

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Key Stats for Distribution Center Manager

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Distribution Center Manager Salaries

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
C$78,000

▼2%

▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 12%