Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Salary (United States)

Salaries for Shipping & Receiving Supervisors in the United States lie in the neighborhood of $14.65 per hour. Pay generally spreads from $11.04 per hour to $20.12. Overall cash allowance, which can include more than $3,902 from bonuses and close to $3,097 from profit sharing—generally runs from $30,191 to $56,171. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While 22 percent report receiving no health benefits, 74 percent do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Male Shipping & Receiving Supervisors are far more common in the field than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Shipping & Receiving Supervisors. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Salary (?
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$30,191 - $56,171
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MEDIAN: $41,037
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Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Salary (?
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$11.04 - $20.12
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,191 - $56,171  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,902  
Profit Sharing
$7.50 - $3,097  
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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$25,884 - $53,278  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 456
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.04 - $20.12  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.21  
Overtime
$15.42 - $29.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,902  
   
Profit Sharing
$7.50 - $3,097  
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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$25,884 - $53,278  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 554
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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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Shipping & Receiving Supervisors who advance into the role of a Manufacturing Production Manager—while rather uncommon—bring in an extra $24K per year. It is more probable, however, that Shipping & Receiving Supervisors become Warehouse Managers or Shipping Managers.

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Popular Skills for Shipping & Receiving Supervisor

Shipping & Receiving Supervisors only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Receiving, Operations Management, Problem Solving, and Shipping are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 5 percent, 4 percent, 3 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in Inventory Management indicates knowledge of 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 is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. Salaries go up slowly for those just starting out, crawling from $35K to $37K after five to 10 years in the field. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $39K. As Shipping & Receiving Supervisors reach two decades on the job, salary growth continues, albeit at a slower pace, with pay averaging $46K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$37,000
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With a pay rate for Shipping & Receiving Supervisors that is 10 percent greater than the national average, Chicago offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. In Houston, salaries are 8 percent below the national average and represent 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
$37,000

Skills That Affect Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Salaries

Receiving
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Operations Management
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Shipping
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Problem Solving
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Inventory Management
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National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 190 votes.

Gender

Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 22%
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