Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Salary (United States)

Pay for Shipping & Receiving Supervisors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $14.65 per hour. Pay starts at $11.04 per hour and can approach $20.12 on the higher side. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. Around one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, most report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. Most Shipping & Receiving Supervisors are men (79 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Salary (?
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$30,191 - $56,171
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MEDIAN: $41,037
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Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Salary (?
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$11.04 - $20.12
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,191 - $56,171  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,902  
Profit Sharing
$7.50 - $3,097  
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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$25,884 - $53,278  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 456
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.04 - $20.12  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.21  
Overtime
$15.42 - $29.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,902  
   
Profit Sharing
$7.50 - $3,097  
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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$25,884 - $53,278  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 554
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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.
  • Study shipping orders, bills of lading, invoices, etc. to determine workflow.

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, bringing in an extra $24K per year. A more common career path for Shipping & Receiving Supervisors is stepping into the role of Warehouse Manager or Shipping Manager.

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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, skills in Receiving, Operations Management, Problem Solving, and Shipping are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 5 percent, 4 percent, 3 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Those proficient in Inventory Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Problem Solving.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipping & Receiving Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Though Shipping & Receiving Supervisors can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Shipping & Receiving Supervisors in the early stages of their career don't see a large increase in pay for the first decade—salary tends to grow from $35K to just $37K. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $39K. Wages continue to grow, though somewhat marginally, for Shipping & Receiving Supervisors after 20 years in the field, and salaries border $46K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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$37,000
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For Shipping & Receiving Supervisors, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 10 percent above the national average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Houston, 8 percent below the national average.

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
$37,000

Skills That Affect Shipping & Receiving Supervisor Salaries

Receiving
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Operations Management
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Shipping
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Problem Solving
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Inventory Management
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National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 190 votes.

Gender

Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 22%
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