The average hourly pay for a Distribution Specialist is $16.42.
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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. Distribution specialists must fulfill material requests in a timely manner while adhering to all safe…Read more
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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Skills in Microsoft Excel, Logistics and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Shipping and Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Distribution Specialist
An entry-level Distribution Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.21 based on 47 salaries. An early career Distribution Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.35 based on 135 salaries. A mid-career Distribution Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.24 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Distribution Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.98 based on 60 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Distribution Specialist in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 97.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Alpharetta, Georgia (13.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Charlotte, North Carolina (19.9% less), Austin, Texas (8.6% less) and Seattle, Washington (7.6% less).
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