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.

$32,886 - $59,757
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$33K
$46K
$60K
MEDIAN: $45,609
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$11.49 - $19.95
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,886 - $59,757  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,881  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,655  
Commission
$1,000  
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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$26,600 - $55,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.49 - $19.95  
   
Overtime
$15.92 - $29.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,881  
   
Commission
$1,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,655  
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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$26,600 - $55,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 414
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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 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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Popular Skills for Shipping & Receiving Supervisor


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.

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

Logistics
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Operations Management
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Problem Solving
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Shipping
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Inventory Control
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Receiving
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National Average
$38,000

Inventory Management
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forklift
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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