Average Distribution Manager Salary

$67,708
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,166
Bonus
$17,500
Commission
$2,065
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The average salary for a Distribution Manager is $67,708.
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$45k
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$68k
90%
$97k
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$45k - $97k
Bonus
$808 - $15k
Profit Sharing
$781 - $8k
Commission
$5k - $32k
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$39k - $102k
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What Do Distribution Managers Do?

Distribution Manager Tasks
  • Manage day-to-day and strategic operations at distribution center or warehouse.
  • Write and track invoices, manifests, and issues with delivery or transportation.
  • Coordinate inbound and outbound freight, and track product movement and inventory.
  • Manage employee schedules, assignments, evaluations, and compliance.

Job Satisfaction for Distribution Manager

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Popular Employer Salaries for Distribution Manager

The top respondents for the job title Distribution Manager are from the companies Saddle Creek Corporation, TMI Products and Airgas, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Dean Foods where the average pay is $89,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Saddle Creek Corporation, earning around $73,363. TMI Products pays the lowest at around $53,000. Airgas, Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $60,000.

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What Are Popular Skills for Distribution Managers?

Skills in Operations Management and Logistics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Inventory Control and Inventory Management.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Distribution Managers?

An entry-level Distribution Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $53,329 based on 17 salaries. An early career Distribution Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,650 based on 226 salaries. A mid-career Distribution Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,109 based on 171 salaries. An experienced Distribution Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,268 based on 263 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $80,704.
Employees with Distribution Manager in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 35.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Memphis, Tennessee (25.8% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (9.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Salt Lake City, Utah (12.0% less), Houston, Texas (8.0% less) and Dallas, Texas (3.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 896 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.9%
Early Career
25.2%
Mid Career
19.1%
Experienced
29.4%
Late Career
24.4%