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Storage and Distribution Manager

Find out how to become a storage and distribution manager and work in the logistics industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Storage and Distribution Manager is $77,000 - 132,000 annually


Storage and distribution managers oversee operations concerned with the storage and distribution of merchandise. They often work in warehouse situations and may also be involved with transportation. Employment for storage and distribution managers to 2019 is expected to grow very strongly. Employment in this large occupation grew very strongly over the last five years.

Read more about the logistics industry.

Key skills

Storage and distribution managers coordinate and hold responsibility for the storage, movement and distribution of goods around a system.

  • Use computer systems to control stock levels, orders, delivery arrangements and transportation
  • Evaluate quality and performance using data from computer systems
  • Manage a team of staff according to goal requirements
  • Work with outside agencies including customers and suppliers
  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements including health and safety regulations
  • Keep accurate records using nominated systems

Quick facts

Working as a storage and distribution manager will allow you to acquire information and interact with computers to make important decisions and solve problems.

  • Average Hours Worked
    43.3 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Transport, postal, and warehousing; rental, hiring, and real estate services; and retail trade
  • Average qualification level
    27.4% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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