Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Salary
Shipping & Receiving Supervisors in the United States pull down an average of $15.49 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 location, but career length and the individual firm are influential factors as well. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Most Shipping & Receiving Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Shipping & Receiving Supervisors who answered the questionnnaire. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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 not the most common occurrence, Shipping & Receiving Supervisors sometimes become Manufacturing Production Managers, where the average income is $62K per year. Shipping & Receiving Supervisors typically move into roles as Warehouse Managers or Shipping Supervisors, and those positions pay $5K more and $2K more, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Shipping & Receiving Supervisor
Shipping & Receiving Supervisors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Logistics and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. forklift and Receiving also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Inventory Management also tend to know Shipping.
Pay by Experience Level for Shipping & Receiving Supervisor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Shipping & Receiving Supervisors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $35K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $38K. Shipping & Receiving Supervisors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $41K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Shipping & Receiving Supervisor with more than 20 years of experience can earn $45K on average.
Pay Difference by Location
For Shipping & Receiving Supervisors, working in the bustling city of Cincinnati has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Shipping & Receiving Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Memphis (+29 percent), Columbus (+12 percent), Dallas (+5 percent), and Elkhart (+3 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Salt Lake City, 12 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Los Angeles and 9 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.
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