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Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Salary

The average Shipping & Receiving Supervisor in the United States earns approximately $14.63 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $4K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $3K, overall incomes of Shipping & Receiving Supervisors spread between $26K and $54K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Shipping & Receiving Supervisors is high. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Shipping & Receiving Supervisors who answered the questionnnaire. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$30,195 - $56,581
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57K
MEDIAN: $41,307
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$10.98 - $19.90
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,195 - $56,581  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,016  
Profit Sharing
$5.07 - $3,268  
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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$25,685 - $53,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 423
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.98 - $19.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.21  
Overtime
$15.37 - $29.78  
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 - $4,016  
   
Profit Sharing
$5.07 - $3,268  
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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$25,685 - $53,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 512
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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. It is quite typical for Shipping & Receiving Supervisors to transition into roles as Warehouse Managers or Operations Managers, where reported median earnings are $5K and $21K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Shipping & Receiving Supervisor


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Receiving, Operations Management, Shipping, and Problem Solving are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Inventory Management are, more often than not, also skilled in 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $35K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $37K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Shipping & Receiving Supervisors make a median salary of $39K. Shipping & Receiving Supervisors who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $48K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Shipping & Receiving Supervisors in Chicago enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 12 percent above the national average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Houston, 9 percent below the national average.

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
up arrow 9%


Shipping
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Problem Solving
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Inventory Management
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National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 178 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 21%