Shipping & Receiving Supervisors in the United States pull down an average of $15.49 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Shipping & Receiving Supervisors stretch from $27K on the lower end to $55K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K from bonuses and $3K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but career length and the individual firm are influential factors as well. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Most Shipping & Receiving Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Shipping & Receiving Supervisors who answered the questionnnaire. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$33,388 - $59,805
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,388 - $59,805  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,853  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,300  
Commission
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$26,916 - $55,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 256
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Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $20.02  
   
Overtime
$16.35 - $29.61  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,853  
   
Commission
$1,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,300  
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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$26,916 - $55,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 443

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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

  • 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.
  • Study shipping orders, bills of lading, invoices, etc. to determine workflow.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Shipping & Receiving Supervisor


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Though not the most common occurrence, Shipping & Receiving Supervisors sometimes become Manufacturing Production Managers, where the average income is $62K per year. Shipping & Receiving Supervisors typically move into roles as Warehouse Managers or Shipping Supervisors, and those positions pay $5K more and $2K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Shipping & Receiving Supervisor


Shipping & Receiving Supervisors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Logistics and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. forklift and Receiving also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Inventory Management also tend to know Shipping.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipping & Receiving Supervisor

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


For many Shipping & Receiving Supervisors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $35K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $38K. Shipping & Receiving Supervisors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $41K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Shipping & Receiving Supervisor with more than 20 years of experience can earn $45K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,984

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Shipping & Receiving Supervisors, working in the bustling city of Cincinnati has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Shipping & Receiving Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Memphis (+29 percent), Columbus (+12 percent), Dallas (+5 percent), and Elkhart (+3 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Salt Lake City, 12 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Los Angeles and 9 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Shipping & Receiving Supervisor

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Salaries

Logistics
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Inventory Management
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National Average
$38,000

Receiving
up arrow 6%

forklift
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Customer Service
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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