How much does a Distribution Director make in the United States? The average Distribution Director salary in the United States is $210,481 as of February 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $179,235 and $239,812. 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 Director Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Distribution Director Salary $150,788 US February 26, 2024
25th Percentile Distribution Director Salary $179,235 US February 26, 2024
50th Percentile Distribution Director Salary $210,481 US February 26, 2024
75th Percentile Distribution Director Salary $239,812 US February 26, 2024
90th Percentile Distribution Director Salary $266,517 US February 26, 2024
25% $179,235 10% $150,788 90% $266,517 75% $239,812 $210,481 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Distribution Director

Distribution Director directs and implements the operational strategy, business processes, and systems for overall distribution operations, including order fulfillment, warehousing, inventory management, and transportation. Establishes measurement metrics and sets performance targets for all distribution-related functions that align with company objectives and are within regulatory guidelines. Being a Distribution Director implements data-driven analytical tools and systems to continuously monitor operations, identify inefficiencies, and develop optimization strategies. Ensures all operations adhere to industry safety protocols and comply with OSHA, DOT, or other governmental regulations. Additionally, Distribution Director typically requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to senior management. The Distribution Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. To be a Distribution Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Distribution Director salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Distribution Director, the highest Distribution Director salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Distribution Director salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Distribution Director salary is in Miami, FL, where the Distribution Director salary is 2.9% 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
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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