Shipping Manager Salary

An average Shipping Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $16.00 per hour. In the world of Shipping Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $28K and $62K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $7K and $10K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Shipping Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Most Shipping Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and approximately one-half have dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$33,929 - $68,152
$34K
$47K
$68K
MEDIAN: $47,242
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$11.86 - $21.34
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$0$68K
Salary $33,929 - $68,152
Bonus $0.00 - $6,953
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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$28,278 - $62,386
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 461
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $11.86 - $21.34
Overtime $17.39 - $31.99
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,953
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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$28,278 - $62,386
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 526

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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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As Shipping Managers transition into upper-level roles such as Manufacturing Production Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Manufacturing Production Managers earn $63K on average per year. 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


Shipping Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. 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. Those familiar with Logistics also tend to know 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: $40,613

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

Surpassing the national average by 45 percent, Shipping Managers in Memphis receive some of the highest pay in the country. Shipping Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), Cleveland (+13 percent), and New York (+7 percent). Compared to the national average, Austin Shipping Managers have considerably lower salaries, 21 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. 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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Q: What is it like working as a Shipping Manager?

Shipping Manager in Columbia:
"Fast pace."
Pros: I like the industry as well as the challenge and people.
Cons: Organization, communication.

Shipping Manager in Albany:
"Chaotic but rewarding."
Pros: The sense of accomplishment at the end of each day.
Cons: Stretched very thin, often work unpaid extra hours, not enough man power to effectively complete job, always rushing, lack of quality control. I can not be in 6 places at one time.

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Key Stats for Shipping Manager

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 214 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
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

▼11%

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 214 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 29%
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