The average salary for a Distribution Center Manager is $73,744.
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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 g…Read more
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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Distribution Center Manager
The top respondents for the job title Distribution Center Manager are from the companies Poolcorp, Inc., Hargray Communications Group and American Tire Distributors Incorporated. Reported salaries are highest at American Tire Distributors Incorporated where the average pay is $92,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Hargray Communications Group, earning around $67,568. IDI Independent Distributors Inc pays the lowest at around $52,000. Poolcorp, Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $63,500.
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Popular Skills for Distribution Center Manager
Skills in Operations Management and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Logistics, People Management and Inventory Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Distribution Center Manager
An entry-level Distribution Center Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $59,952 based on 7 salaries. An early career Distribution Center Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,466 based on 100 salaries. A mid-career Distribution Center Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,592 based on 117 salaries. An experienced Distribution Center Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,021 based on 234 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $86,668.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Distribution Center Manager in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 29.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (23.6% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (14.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (11.4% less), Salt Lake City, Utah (6.2% less) and Charlotte, North Carolina (3.7% less).
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