Distribution Specialist Salary

The average Distribution Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $16.15 per hour. Total cash earnings of Distribution Specialists range from $26K on the low end to $64K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $6K and $10K, respectively. Male Distribution Specialists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,217 - $76,471
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$48K
$76K
MEDIAN: $48,088
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$11.98 - $24.94
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$0$76K
Salary $29,217 - $76,471
Bonus $0.00 - $6,544
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,899
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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$25,496 - $64,780
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 34
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $11.98 - $24.94
Overtime $19.61 - $37.94
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,544
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,899
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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$25,496 - $64,780
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 107

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Job Description for Distribution Specialist

Distribution specialists work in a factory or warehouse environment to receive, store, and distribute equipment needed for the company. They also have inventory duties and are usually accountable for loss of goods, and they must ensure adequate levels of necessary supplies at all times. They may also have ordering duties and should be able to negotiate and facilitate relationships with vendors.

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Distribution Specialist Tasks

  • Monitor distribution processes, identifying bottlenecks and implementing improvements to sorting, collection and collation.
  • Keep official records for incoming and outbound cargo, verifying and refusing cargo.
  • Manage and mitigate handling errors, damaged goods and other failures.
  • Demonstrate appropriate packaging, handling and labeling, creating standard operating procedures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Distribution Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Distribution Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Distribution Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 78 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Distribution Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Distribution Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 34 salaries. A Distribution Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for Distribution Specialist

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Distribution Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Skills That Affect Distribution Specialist Salaries

Customer Service
▲20%

Microsoft Excel
▲5%

National Average
$38,000

Shipping
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 6%
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