$66,750
Avg. Salary
$18.79
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$5,163

Bonus

$2,015

Profit Sharing

$22,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Distribution Manager is $18.79 per hour.

The average pay for a Distribution Manager is $66,750 per year.

10%
$13.18
10%
$18.79
50%
$25.30
90%
90%
MEDIAN $18.79
10%
$42k
10%
$67k
50%
$96k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $66,750
$42,332 - $96,175
$42K
$67K
$96K
MEDIAN: $66,750
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90%

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$13.18 - $25.30
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MEDIAN: $18.79
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$0$101K
Salary $42,332 - $96,175
Bonus $962 - $15,015
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,891
Commission $0.00 - $39,149
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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$39,526 - $101,959
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 962
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $13.18 - $25.30
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $21.12 - $38.06
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $962 - $15,015
Commission $0.00 - $39,149
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,891
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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$39,526 - $101,959
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 125

Job Description for Distribution Manager

Distribution managers are responsible for the day-to-day tasks related to shipping large quantities of goods. Companies of all types require the services of a distribution manager, from the food industry to electronics. The work of a distribution manager typically includes monitoring large amounts of inventory for quality and quantity, overseeing warehouses and teams of warehouse workers, and meeting the demands of customers. Distribution managers work closely with warehouse supervisors to ensure that goods are loaded in a manner that is timely, meets quality standards, and facilitates on-time delivery.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Distribution Manager


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Advancing into a Director of Distribution role seems to be a popular career move for Distribution Managers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $105K per year. Distribution Managers most often move into Logistics Manager or Business Manager of Logistics roles. However, the former pays $5K less on average, and the latter pays $4K less.

Distribution Manager Job Listings

Popular Skills for Distribution Manager


Distribution Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Customer Relationship Management, Forecasting, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. Those listing Shipping as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. People Management and Inventory Control also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Inventory Management are also skilled in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Distribution Manager

Pay by Experience for a Distribution Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Distribution Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 207 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Distribution Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 179 salaries. An experienced Distribution Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 243 salaries. A Distribution Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 146 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

15%

7%

-22%

National Average: $65,798

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Distribution Managers will find that Irvine offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 28 percent. Distribution Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Oklahoma City (+23 percent), Ontario (+22 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), and Boston (+14 percent). Distribution Managers in Houston take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 22 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Pittsburgh and Denver (20 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Distribution Manager

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 213 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
25%

Experience Affects Distribution Manager Salaries

▲21%

▲12%

National Average
$66,000

▼3%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Distribution Manager Salaries


▲6%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲6%

National Average
$66,000


▼5%



Sales Management
▼11%


People Management
▼25%

Shipping
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 213 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 15%