$66,973
Avg. Salary
$18.63
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$5,746

Profit Sharing

$2,023

Commission

$17,500

The average pay for a Distribution Manager is $18.63 per hour.

The average pay for a Distribution Manager is $66,973 per year.

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MEDIAN $19
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MEDIAN $66,973
$41,352 - $95,738
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MEDIAN: $66,973
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$0$101K
Salary $41,352 - $95,738
Bonus $972 - $15,040
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,982
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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$39,587 - $101,723
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 998
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $13.15 - $25.31
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $21.36 - $38.66
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $972 - $15,040
Commission $0.00 - $39,149
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,982
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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$39,587 - $101,723
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 114

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%

6%

-23%

National Average: $66,216

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).

Distribution Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Distribution Manager?

Distribution Manager in Las Vegas:
"Good company."
Pros: Flexible schedule I have autonomy.
Cons: There does not seem to be any room for advancement.

Distribution Manager in Akron:
"Budy."
Pros: Clocking out. Not really a part of my day I like.
Cons: Unorganization. Unrealistic deadlines. Overload employees with tasks.

Distribution Manager in Orlando:
Focus managing the people FIRST not the operation.

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Key Stats for Distribution Manager

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 192 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
25%

Experience Affects Distribution Manager Salaries

▲20%

▲11%

National Average
$66,000

▼3%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Distribution Manager Salaries


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲6%

▲5%

National Average
$66,000


▼5%



Sales Management
▼12%


People Management
▼25%

Shipping
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 192 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 13%