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 £28,600 per year as of 2011.
General Warehouse Worker Salary
The median salary for general warehouse workers as of March 2011 is £18,998 per year, as determined by Salary.com. That translates to about £9 per hour. The middle 50 per cent of warehouse workers have wages of £16,163 to £22,763 per year. The bottom 10 per cent earn less than £13,585 per year, and the top 10 per cent have pay rates at or above £26,191 per year.
Warehouse Supervisor Salary
Warehouse supervisors earn significantly more money than general warehouse workers. Their median annual salary is £33,723 as of March 2011, equalling about £16.10 per hour. The middle 50 per cent earn £29,170 to £39,009 per year. The bottom 10 per cent have annual salaries below £25,025, and the top 10 per cent earn £43,821 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 £26,617, ranking in the bottom 25 per cent nationwide, while those in San Francisco earn a median salary of £40,468 per year, ranking in the top 25 per cent nationwide. Warehouse supervisors in Ocala, Florida, have a median annual salary of £30,169; in Bangor, Maine, £30,384; in Houston, £33,454; in Denver, £34,735; in Minneapolis, £35,544; in Philadelphia, £35,646; and in Seattle £37,096. In San Francisco, the top 25 per cent of warehouse supervisors earn more than £46,800 per year, and the top 10 per cent more than £52,650.
With experience, a warehouse supervisor can advance to the position of warehouse manager. The median salary for this position as of March 2011 is £42,913 per year. The bottom 10 per cent of warehouse managers earn £28,510 and below, and the top 10 per cent make more than £58,500 per year.