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Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Salary

Shipping & Receiving Supervisors in the United States take home an average $14.88 per hour. Total cash compensation for Shipping & Receiving Supervisors runs from $26K to $55K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $4K and profit sharing that can reach almost $3K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Shipping & Receiving Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. 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. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,377 - $58,219
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,692
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$11.20 - $19.98
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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
$30,377 - $58,219  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,751  
Profit Sharing
$4.86 - $3,179  
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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$26,288 - $54,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 411
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.20 - $19.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.21  
Overtime
$16.30 - $29.98  
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 - $3,751  
   
Profit Sharing
$4.86 - $3,179  
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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$26,288 - $54,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 474

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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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It's not very common for Shipping & Receiving Supervisors to move on to become Manufacturing Production Managers. Average pay for a Manufacturing Production Manager is $62K annually. Becoming a Warehouse Manager or a Shipping Manager is, however, a more typical career progression for Shipping & Receiving Supervisors.

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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 Problem Solving are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Inventory Management also tend to 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. Shipping & Receiving Supervisors in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $35K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $37K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Shipping & Receiving Supervisors make a median salary of $40K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Shipping & Receiving Supervisors with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $46K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Shipping & Receiving Supervisors, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 10 percent above the national average. Falling short of the national average by 14 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
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Shipping
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Problem Solving
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Inventory Management
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National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 181 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 20%
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