Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Salary

An average Shipping & Receiving Supervisor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $14.80 per hour. Final cash compensation to Shipping & Receiving Supervisors varies from around $26K to approximately $55K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $4K and $3K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one-fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. The majority of Shipping & Receiving Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Shipping & Receiving Supervisors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,465 - $58,400
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,968
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$11.24 - $19.77
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,465 - $58,400  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,885  
Profit Sharing
$4.79 - $3,020  
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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$26,464 - $54,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 397
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.24 - $19.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.21  
Overtime
$16.32 - $29.86  
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 - $3,885  
   
Profit Sharing
$4.79 - $3,020  
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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$26,464 - $54,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 468
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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 some Shipping & Receiving Supervisors move into positions like Manufacturing Production Manager (where the average salary is $62K), this progression is not the norm. It is quite typical for Shipping & Receiving Supervisors to transition into roles as Warehouse Managers or Operations Managers, where reported median earnings are $4K and $21K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Shipping & Receiving Supervisor


Shipping & Receiving Supervisors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Receiving, Operations Management, Shipping, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in 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. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $35K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $37K. For Shipping & Receiving Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $40K. 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.

Pay Difference by Location


For Shipping & Receiving Supervisors, Chicago provides a pay rate that is 9 percent greater than the national average. Shipping & Receiving Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Elkhart (+4 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 15 percent south of the national average, can be found in Houston.

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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 6%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Shipping
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Inventory Management
0%

Problem Solving
0%

National Average
$38,000

Inventory Control
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 175 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: 75% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 20%
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