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Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Salary

For Shipping & Receiving Supervisors, hourly average wages total $14.78 per hour. In the world of Shipping & Receiving Supervisors, overall income ranges from $26K near the bottom to $54K at the top; this can include more than $4K from bonuses and more than $3K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — close to one-fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Shipping & Receiving Supervisors. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Shipping & Receiving Supervisors who answered the questionnnaire. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,275 - $57,432
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$57K
MEDIAN: $41,343
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$11.17 - $19.85
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
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
$30,275 - $57,432  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,869  
Profit Sharing
$5.17 - $3,200  
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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$26,095 - $53,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 410
National Hourly Rate 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$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.17 - $19.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.21  
Overtime
$16.15 - $29.96  
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 - $3,869  
   
Profit Sharing
$5.17 - $3,200  
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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$26,095 - $53,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 480

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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 some Shipping & Receiving Supervisors move into positions like Manufacturing Production Manager (where the average salary is $62K), this progression is not the norm. A common career progression for a Shipping & Receiving Supervisor is to become a Warehouse Manager or an Operations Manager. Compared to Shipping & Receiving Supervisors, the first group earns $4K more on average, and the second group earns $21K more.

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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, Problem Solving, and Shipping are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. Most people experienced in Inventory Management also 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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Shipping & Receiving Supervisors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $35K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $37K. Shipping & Receiving Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $39K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $46K.

Pay Difference by Location


Chicago is home to an above-average pay rate for Shipping & Receiving Supervisors, 9 percent higher than the national average. With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Houston is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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 6%


Shipping
up arrow 3%

Problem Solving
up arrow 3%

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 184 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
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 20%