How much does a Distribution Manager make in the United States? The average Distribution Manager salary in the United States is $106,110 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $90,289 and $124,571. 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 Manager Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Distribution Manager Salary $75,884 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Distribution Manager Salary $90,289 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Distribution Manager Salary $106,110 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Distribution Manager Salary $124,571 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Distribution Manager Salary $141,378 US May 28, 2024
25% $90,289 10% $75,884 90% $141,378 75% $124,571 $106,110 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Distribution Manager need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Leadership: Knowledge of and ability to employ effective strategies that motivate and guide other members within our business to achieve optimum results.


Futures: Futures are derivative financial contracts obligating the buyer to purchase an asset or the seller to sell an asset at a predetermined future date and set price.


Material Handling: Material handling involves short-distance movement within the confines of a building or between a building and a transportation vehicle. It uses a wide range of manual, semi-automated, and automated equipment and includes consideration of the protection, storage, and control of materials throughout their manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, consumption, and disposal. Material handling can be used to create time and place utility through the handling, storage, and control of material, as distinct from manufacturing, which creates form utility by changing the shape, form, and makeup of material.

Leadership 9.52%
Futures 1.85%
Material Handling 1.17%
Others 87.46%
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Job Description for Distribution Manager

Distribution Manager manages and deploys the operational strategy, business processes, and systems for overall distribution operations, including order fulfillment, warehousing, inventory management, and transportation. Communicates and monitors production measurement metrics and sets performance targets at the team and individual level for all distribution-related functions that align with company objectives and are within regulatory guidelines. Being a Distribution Manager utilizes data-driven analytical tools and systems to continuously monitor operations, identify inefficiencies, and develop optimization strategies. Troubleshoots and resolves escalated operational issues. Additionally, Distribution Manager ensures all operations adhere to industry safety protocols and comply with OSHA, DOT, or other governmental regulations. May require a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a head of a unit/department. The Distribution 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 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 Manager

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

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