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Warehouse / Distribution Supervisor

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Warehouse or Distribution Supervisor 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 2006 Warehouse / Distribution Supervisor job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 60827 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 2015:

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 $64,799.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $61,820.

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 $49,577.

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 Degree11.73%
Bachelor's Degree25.51%
Master's Degree1.46%
Doctoral Degree0.15%
Other45.65%

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 years55.01%
3 to 5 years41.47%
6 to 8 years2.42%
9+ years1.1%

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.

  • Operations (37.32%)
  • Communication (36.38%)
  • Management (31.76%)
  • Customer Service (27.35%)
  • Leadership (26.97%)
  • Detail Oriented (16.77%)
  • Lifting Ability (15%)
  • Supervision (14.41%)
  • Microsoft Excel (14.08%)
  • Problem Solving (13.98%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Warehouse Operations (18.45%)
  • Warehousing (85.3%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Forklift Truck (23.43%)
  • Inventory Control (13.58%)
  • Performance Review (4.49%)
  • Cycle Counting (11%)
  • Machinery (5.46%)
  • Supply Chain (7.94%)
  • Auditing (11.93%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (6.75%)
  • Inventory Management (13.27%)
  • Shipping And Receiving (15.98%)
  • Warehouse Management Systems (12.18%)
  • Merchandising (8.89%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Warehouse Management (4.77%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Warehouse Coordinator
  • Warehouse Lead
  • Distribution Supervisor
  • Service Assistant
  • Distribution Center Supervisor
  • Shipping Supervisor
  • Warehouse Operations Supervisor
  • Warehouse Team Lead
  • Dock 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

  • Buffalo Wild Wings (1453)
  • UPS (1156)
  • Sysco (640)
  • The Coca-Cola Company (628)
  • GXO Logistics (557)
  • Ryder (516)
  • Randstad (474)
  • Floor & Decor (370)
  • Americold Logistics (283)
  • Aerotek (280)

North Carolina

  • Buffalo Wild Wings (78)
  • Ashley Furniture (60)
  • UPS (37)
  • Ryerson (20)
  • GXO Logistics (18)
  • Capstone Logistics (18)
  • PepsiCo (18)
  • Merchants Distributors (16)
  • Randstad (15)
  • Carter Lumber (14)

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!