How much does a Distribution Center Manager make in the United States? The average Distribution Center Manager salary in the United States is $107,346 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $93,002 and $123,141. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Distribution Center Manager Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Distribution Center Manager Salary $79,943 US April 24, 2024
25th Percentile Distribution Center Manager Salary $93,002 US April 24, 2024
50th Percentile Distribution Center Manager Salary $107,346 US April 24, 2024
75th Percentile Distribution Center Manager Salary $123,141 US April 24, 2024
90th Percentile Distribution Center Manager Salary $137,522 US April 24, 2024
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Coaching 15.56%
Financial Services Industry 2.79%
Futures 0.9%
Others 80.75%

Job Description for Distribution Center Manager

Distribution Center Manager manages the overall planning, organizing, and operations of a distribution center. Oversees all distribution functions, including order processing, picking, packaging, shipping, and receiving. Being a Distribution Center Manager monitors inventory levels to ensure sufficient levels to fulfill all orders. Balances workloads as needed to achieve production and delivery goals for each shift. Additionally, Distribution Center Manager utilizes software, data, and analytics to optimize operations, track production metrics, and anticipate and resolve problems. Provides the necessary equipment, tools, and training to staff to ensure safe, secure, and efficient operations. Complies with all OSHA and other regulations, policies, safety procedures, and documentation requirements. May evaluate and select transportation or freight services, negotiate contracts, and manage vendor relations. May require a bachelor's degree or equivalent. Typically reports to a head of a unit/department. The Distribution Center Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Distribution Center Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Career Path for Distribution Center Manager

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For Distribution Center Manager, the upper level is Distribution Senior Manager and then progresses to Distribution Director.

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Distribution Center Manager salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Distribution Center Manager, the highest Distribution Center Manager salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Distribution Center Manager salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Distribution Center Manager salary is in Miami, FL, where the Distribution Center Manager salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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