A warehouse supervisor oversees workers as they receive, unpack and store products or materials, and fill orders, pack and ship products and materials. The warehouse supervisor makes sure all work is done correctly and efficiently, and may participate in some of these duties as well. The supervisor also maintains stock records. Salary.com indicates that most warehouse supervisors earn at least $44,000 per year as of 2011.
General Warehouse Worker Salary
The median salary for general warehouse workers as of March 2011 is $29,229 per year, as determined by Salary.com. That translates to about $14 per hour. The middle 50 percent of warehouse workers have wages of $24,867 to $35,021 per year. The bottom 10 percent earn less than $20,900 per year, and the top 10 percent have pay rates at or above $40,294 per year.
Warehouse Supervisor Salary
Warehouse supervisors earn significantly more money than general warehouse workers. Their median annual salary is $51,883 as of March 2011, equaling about $24.90 per hour. The middle 50 percent earn $44,877 to $60,015 per year. The bottom 10 percent have annual salaries below $38,500, and the top 10 percent earn $67,418 per year and higher.
Salaries for warehouse supervisors vary a great deal by geography. These supervisors in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for example, have a median annual salary of $40,950, ranking in the bottom 25 percent nationwide, while those in San Francisco earn a median salary of $62,259 per year, ranking in the top 25 percent nationwide. Warehouse supervisors in Ocala, Florida, have a median annual salary of $46,414; in Bangor, Maine, $46,746; in Houston, $51,468; in Denver, $53,439; in Minneapolis, $54,684; in Philadelphia, $54,840; and in Seattle $57,071. In San Francisco, the top 25 percent of warehouse supervisors earn more than $72,000 per year, and the top 10 percent more than $81,000.
With experience, a warehouse supervisor can advance to the position of warehouse manager. The median salary for this position as of March 2011 is $66,020 per year. The bottom 10 percent of warehouse managers earn $43,863 and below, and the top 10 percent make more than $90,000 per year.