Distribution Supervisor Salary

With about one-half of Distribution Supervisors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Distribution Supervisors is $54K per year and can range from $37K on the lower end to $70K per year near the higher end. In the world of Distribution Supervisors, total cash compensation can vary between $37K and $70K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $6K and $4K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the company and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. The vast majority of Distribution Supervisors (83 percent) survey respondents are men. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$38,429 - $68,740
$38K
$54K
$69K
MEDIAN: $53,868
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50%
90%

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$14.26 - $25.97
$14
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.58
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$0$70K
Salary $38,429 - $68,740
Bonus $503 - $6,128
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $2,838
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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$36,531 - $70,018
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 293
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $14.26 - $25.97
Overtime $19.27 - $37.06
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $503 - $6,128
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $2,838
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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$36,531 - $70,018
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 81

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Job Description for Distribution Supervisor

Distribution supervisors are responsible for supervising and coordinating all subordinate workers' activities, which may include storing, receiving, shipping, picking, and conducting inventory for items. These supervisors are in charge of making sure that information is correct for all items handled by their department and/or organization. Distribution supervisors must maintain compliance standards and ensure that all organizational goals are being met. They also need to study production levels and develop ways to improve performance.

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Distribution Supervisor Tasks

  • Coordinates the scheduling of DC staff to ensure that deadlines for areas of responsibility are met.
  • Supervise, train, and review new and existing DC staff.
  • Maintain proper inventory levels in the system.
  • Lead distribution activities including scheduling, routing, loading and delivery of consumer products.

Common Career Paths for Distribution Supervisor


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Distribution Supervisors may enjoy increased earnings if they become Distribution Managers. This seems to be a popular career move, and Distribution Manager earn a slightly higher median of $61K annually. The most common promotion for Distribution Supervisors is a Distribution Center Operations Supervisor position, which usually brings in $49K a year. Another standard transition for Distribution Supervisors seeking advancement is to assume an Operations Manager role, where pay is often $59K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Distribution Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Distribution Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Distribution Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 105 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Distribution Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 126 salaries. An experienced Distribution Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 144 salaries. A Distribution Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 49 salaries.

Distribution Supervisor Reviews

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

Distribution Supervisor in Salt Lake City:
"The Management."
Pros: The people I work with have similiar interests. The employee discount is great.
Cons: The upper management make the job stressful and dont give enough love.

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Key Stats for Distribution Supervisor

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Distribution Supervisor Salaries

▲10%

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$53,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Distribution Supervisor Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
▲16%



Supply Chain
▲6%

▲3%


National Average
$53,000

People Management
▼7%

Safety Compliance
▼8%

Shipping
▼20%

Inventory Control
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 13%
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