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Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Salary

Median pay for Shipping & Receiving Supervisors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $14.84 per hour. Cash earnings for Shipping & Receiving Supervisors — including $4K in bonuses and $3K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $26K to $55K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Shipping & Receiving Supervisors who answered the questionnnaire. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,340 - $58,287
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,631
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$11.23 - $19.93
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,340 - $58,287  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,630  
Profit Sharing
$4.86 - $3,179  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,259 - $54,647  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 407
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.23 - $19.93  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.21  
Overtime
$16.33 - $29.98  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,630  
   
Profit Sharing
$4.86 - $3,179  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,259 - $54,647  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 474
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Job Description for Shipping & Receiving Supervisor

Shipping and receiving supervisor positions are common in manufacturing companies and other organizations that regularly ship and/or receive products and supplies. It is rare that any industry-specific knowledge is necessary for applicants to this position, but a general understanding of safety protocols and best practices is essential. Educational requirements vary among companies, with some requiring a bachelor’s degree and others only requiring a high school diploma or equivalent. Experience requirements may vary widely as well, with some requiring five or more years of supervisory experience and others open to entry-level applicants.

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Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Tasks

  • Resolve discrepancies between orders and goods, such as delays, condition, weight, quality, etc.
  • Maintain inventory of incoming, stored, and outgoing goods, as well as current space available.
  • Manage verification, acceptance, counting, and records of all incoming goods and their condition.
  • Coordinate packing and shipping all goods, including assembling packages, weighing them, and tracking costs.
  • Update compliance policies around weight, quality, and timeliness for shipping and receiving.

Common Career Paths for Shipping & Receiving Supervisor


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There are some Shipping & Receiving Supervisors — though it's uncommon — that transition into Manufacturing Production Managers, where earnings are an average $62K annually. A more likely transition for Shipping & Receiving Supervisors is Warehouse Manager or Shipping Manager.

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Popular Skills for Shipping & Receiving Supervisor


Shipping & Receiving Supervisors note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Receiving, Operations Management, Shipping, and Problem Solving are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Inventory Management also know Problem Solving.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipping & Receiving Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Shipping & Receiving Supervisors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $35K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $37K. Shipping & Receiving Supervisors bring in $40K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Shipping & Receiving Supervisors with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $46K.

Pay Difference by Location


Chicago offers some of the highest pay in the country for Shipping & Receiving Supervisors, 11 percent above the national average. With compensation 14 percent below the national average, Houston is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Reviews

What is it like working as a Shipping & Receiving Supervisor?

Shipping & Receiving Supervisor in Cuyahoga Falls:
"Could Be Better."
Pros: I like what I do and who I work with. I enjoy the challenge of getting my tasks done each day.
Cons: I feel as if I'm doing more than others and getting paid an unfair amount at times.

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Experience Affects Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$38,000



Skills That Affect Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Salaries

Receiving
up arrow 5%

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Shipping
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

Problem Solving
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 180 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 20%
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