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How to Become a

Warehouse Supervisor

Also Known as:
Receiving Supervisor, Shipping Supervisor, Front Line Supervisor, Receiving Manager, Shipping Manager, Floor Supervisor, Terminal Operations Manager, Receiving Lead, Parts Manager, Maintenance Supervisor

What is a

Warehouse Supervisor

Warehouse Supervisors are responsible for supervising every task that goes on in a warehouse. This includes the receiving, handling, storing, and distributing of goods and materials. Warehouse managers are in charge of supervising, training, and updating employees on company regulations and performance. Warehouse managers meet with shipping carriers and sales representatives to place orders and maintain inventory objectives. They are responsible for supplying safe and usable materials and equipment to employees, as well as providing safe workplace instructions. Warehouse Supervisors are responsible for building and maintaining a positive relationship the suppliers and ensure timely arrival of shipments.
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Why Become

Warehouse Supervisor

U.S. Employment Demand Metrics
2018:
416,200
2028:
438,300
Percent Change:
5%
Projected Annual Job Openings:
47,800

Skills Needed

General Skills:
Active Listening Coordination Critical Thinking Speaking Management of Personnel Resources
Technical Skills:
Analytical or scientific software Data base user interface and query software Enterprise resource planning ERP software Inventory management software Materials requirements planning logistics

What Will You Do as a

Warehouse Supervisor

Monitor work environment to ensure safety or adherence to specifications. Monitor loading processes to ensure they are performed properly. Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards. Resolve personnel problems. Verify information or specifications. Plan work operations. Schedule operational activities.
U.S. Employment Demand Metrics
2018:
416,200
professionals
2028:
438,300
professionals
Percent Change:
5%
Projected Annual Job Openings:
47,800

How Much Can You Earn?

Average Yearly Salary
$74,560
Salary graph visually displaying average yearly salary.
$55,850
$74,560
$104,570

What Education Do You need?

People starting in this career usually have
Less than High School Diploma
8
%
High School Diploma or Equivalent
34
%
Some College, but No Degree
29
%
Associate's Degree
10
%
Bachelor's Degree
16
%
Masters Degree
3
%
Doctorate or Professional Degree
0
%

Common Past Positions

Warehouse Associate Construction Supervisor Production Worker

Common Next Positions

Production Supervisor CNC Machinist Quality Supervisor
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