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Business Management and Operations Careers | Warehouse / Distribution Supervisor

Warehouse / Distribution Supervisor

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Manages daily operations at a warehouse. Hires, trains, and supervises warehouse staff, oversees inventory and the distribution of materials to and from the warehouse.

Job Outlook

There were 1560 Warehouse / Distribution Supervisor job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 48031 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Warehouse / Distribution Supervisor industry, which includes the Warehouse / Distribution Supervisor career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Warehouse / Distribution Supervisor jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $42,086.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $41,027.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Warehouse / Distribution Supervisor postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $34,019.

Education and Experience

Posted Warehouse / Distribution Supervisor jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree8%
Bachelor's Degree16%
Master's Degree1%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other75%

Posted Warehouse / Distribution Supervisor jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years57%
3 to 5 years39%
6 to 8 years2%
9+ years1%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Warehouse / Distribution Supervisor positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (31%)
  • Physical Abilities (25%)
  • Computer Literacy (23%)
  • Microsoft Excel (23%)
  • Organizational Skills (23%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Scheduling (28%)
  • Forklift Operation (26%)
  • Inventory Management (18%)
  • Inventory Control (17%)
  • Warehouse Operations (16%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Customer Service (14%)
  • Supervisory Skills (14%)
  • Occupational Health and Safety (11%)
  • Lifting Ability (11%)
  • Operations Management (9%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Receiving (7%)
  • Retail Inventory (4%)
  • Warehouse Management Systems (3%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Warehouse / Distribution Supervisor skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Warehouse Lead
  • Warehouse Coordinator
  • Inventory Supervisor
  • Shipping Coordinator
  • Shipping Supervisor

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Warehouse / Distribution Supervisor jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • United Parcel Service Incorporated (4134)
  • WIS International (2060)
  • Rgis (1122)
  • Burlington Stores (884)
  • Amazon (559)

North Carolina

  • United Parcel Service Incorporated (142)
  • Burlington Stores (47)
  • WIS International (40)
  • Amazon (30)
  • Leidos (19)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!