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Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Salary (United States)

Shipping & Receiving Supervisors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $14.65 per hour. In the world of Shipping & Receiving Supervisors, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $4K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $3K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $26K and $53K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair portion do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. 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. Work is enjoyable for Shipping & Receiving Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on 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  
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  
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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Though not the most common occurrence, Shipping & Receiving Supervisors sometimes become Manufacturing Production Managers, where the average income is $61K per year. More commonly, Shipping & Receiving Supervisors become Warehouse Managers or Shipping Managers.

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Popular Skills for Shipping & Receiving Supervisor

Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Shipping & Receiving Supervisors who took the survey. 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. 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.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. During the first five years of their careers, Shipping & Receiving Supervisors see a median income of $35K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $37K. Shipping & Receiving Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $39K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $46K. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; a majority of respondents fit between this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up slightly less than a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining roughly one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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National Average
$37,000
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For Shipping & Receiving Supervisors, working in the bustling city of Chicago has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. With compensation 8 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
$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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Inventory Management
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National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
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%