Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Salary
For Shipping & Receiving Supervisors, hourly average wages total $15.42 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 geography, but experience level and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Shipping & Receiving Supervisors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Shipping & Receiving Supervisors. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.Read More...
The shipping and receiving supervisor's job duties include enforcing safety policies, product quality, and efficiency of procedures. They also are responsible for developing operating plans to optimize future operations, ensuring raw materials and supplies are properly tracked, and working with customer service and other departments to ensure sufficient communication with all external parties. Shipping and receiving supervisors should have excellent communication skills, strong organizational habits, and pay careful attention to detail at all times.
Individuals in this position generally works indoors, but depending on the location and warehouse setup, there may still be exposure to outside temperatures. Work hours vary based on the organization's needs, and these supervisors may work during weekends or overnight shifts. Work is often done in small teams of colleagues, but it is also necessary to be able to work independently and without supervision. Some minimal physical requirements such as light lifting may be required, as well as knowledge of tools such as forklifts and other common equipment.
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
Though it's uncommon, some Shipping & Receiving Supervisors move into roles as Manufacturing Production Managers, where pay is an average $62K per year. A common career progression for a Shipping & Receiving Supervisor is to become a Warehouse Manager or a Shipping Supervisor. Compared to Shipping & Receiving Supervisors, the first group earns $5K more on average, and the second group earns $2K more.
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Survey results imply that Shipping & Receiving Supervisors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Logistics and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Customer Service and forklift, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. For most people, competency in Inventory Management indicates knowledge of Shipping.
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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $35K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $38K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Shipping & Receiving Supervisors make a median salary of $41K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $43K.
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