Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Salary

The average Shipping & Receiving Supervisor in the United States earns approximately $14.83 per hour. Total incomes of Shipping & Receiving Supervisors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $4K from bonuses and close to $3K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $27K and $55K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Shipping & Receiving Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Shipping & Receiving Supervisors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — around one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$30,496 - $58,434
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,876
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$11.36 - $19.80
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$30,496 - $58,434  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,892  
Profit Sharing
$4.74 - $3,041  
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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$26,548 - $54,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 395
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.36 - $19.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.21  
Overtime
$16.36 - $29.85  
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 - $3,892  
   
Profit Sharing
$4.74 - $3,041  
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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$26,548 - $54,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 472
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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 $62K per year. 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


Survey results suggest that Shipping & Receiving Supervisors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Receiving, Operations Management, Shipping, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Inventory Management are similarly competent 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. 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. On average, Shipping & Receiving Supervisors make $40K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $46K.

Pay Difference by Location


Shipping & Receiving Supervisors will find that Chicago offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 9 percent. Shipping & Receiving Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Elkhart (+4 percent). Falling short of the national average by 15 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Houston.

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
$38,000



Skills That Affect Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Salaries

Receiving
up arrow 4%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Shipping
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Inventory Management
0%

National Average
$38,000

Problem Solving
up arrow 1%

Inventory Control
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 173 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
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 21%
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