Shipping Manager Salary

An average Shipping Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $15.85 per hour. Cash earnings for Shipping Managers — including $7K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $28K to $62K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Shipping Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Just under a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and one-half claim dental coverage as well. Most Shipping Managers survey respondents are men (77 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,056 - $67,764
$34K
$47K
$68K
MEDIAN: $47,231
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$11.83 - $21.26
$12
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MEDIAN: $15.85
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,056 - $67,764  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,103  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,137  
Commission
$126.00  
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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$28,094 - $62,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 475
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.83 - $21.26  
   
Overtime
$17.11 - $31.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,103  
   
Commission
$126.00  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,137  
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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$28,094 - $62,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 530

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Job Description for Shipping Manager

Warehouse settings of companies can be chaotic, and their many parts must work in cohesion for the proper facilitation of shipping. Orders must be brought in, filled, and shipped out, and shipping managers are responsible for ensuring that these tasks are coordinated so that the warehouse runs smoothly and all packages are sent and received on-time. They are not only responsible for outgoing packages, but also for coordinating incoming packages and shipments and determining their destinations.

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Shipping Manager Tasks

  • Evaluate and choose load size and transport, and coordinate from point of origin to final destination.
  • Liaise with compliance department to ensure meeting local, federal and international regulations.
  • Hire, train, and oversee workers who receive, store, test, and ship.
  • Manage shipping and receiving operations, conditions, costs and timelines.

Common Career Paths for Shipping Manager


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Shipping Managers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Manufacturing Production Manager. The latter position pays an average of $63K annually. Becoming a Warehouse Manager or a Senior Shipping Manager is often the next step for a Shipping Manager.

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Popular Skills for Shipping Manager


Survey results imply that Shipping Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Oral / Verbal Communication, Organizing, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 13 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing Packaging as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Order Inventory and Customer Service also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Logistics are similarly competent in Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipping Manager

Pay by Experience for a Shipping Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Shipping Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 462 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Shipping Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 309 salaries. An experienced Shipping Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 295 salaries. A Shipping Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 119 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,544

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Shipping Managers will find that Memphis offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 46 percent. Shipping Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), Cleveland (+14 percent), and New York (+7 percent). Shipping Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Shipping Managers in Austin bring in salaries that are 21 percent lower than the national average. Workers in Grand Rapids and Phoenix earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (20 percent less and 14 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Shipping Manager

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 198 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Shipping Manager Salaries

▲22%

▲14%

▲4%

National Average
$41,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Shipping Manager Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲23%

Organizing
▲13%


Operations Management
▲6%

▲2%

National Average
$41,000



▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼5%

Customer Service
▼15%

Order Inventory
▼21%

Packaging
▼42%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 198 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 29%
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