Earnings for Shipping Managers in the United States come in at around $15.50 per hour on average. Overall cash earnings for Shipping Managers stretch from $28K on the lower end to $61K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $7K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Shipping Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Shipping Managers. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and just over a half receive dental plans. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,794 - $66,988
$34K
$47K
$67K
MEDIAN: $46,866
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$11.75 - $20.75
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MEDIAN: $15.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,794 - $66,988  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,357  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,213  
Total Pay (?
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$27,738 - $61,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 470
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.75 - $20.75  
   
Overtime
$16.88 - $31.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,357  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,213  
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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$27,738 - $61,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 504

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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Manufacturing Production Manager. The average Manufacturing Production Manager brings home $62K per year. Becoming a Warehouse Manager or a Senior Shipping Manager is a common transition from a Shipping Manager role.

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Popular Skills for Shipping Manager


Shipping Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Oral / Verbal Communication, Organizing, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 14 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 educated in Logistics tend to be well versed in Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipping Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Shipping Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $36K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $42K. Shipping Managers see a median salary of $46K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $50K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,316

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

Memphis offers some of the highest pay in the country for Shipping Managers, 46 percent above the national average. Shipping Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), Cleveland (+14 percent), and Minneapolis (+10 percent). Shipping Managers in Phoenix report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 21 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Workers in Austin and Miami earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (21 percent less and 13 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Shipping Manager

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 183 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Shipping Manager Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Shipping Manager Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 24%

Organizing
up arrow 14%


Operations Management
up arrow 5%


National Average
$40,000




Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 13%

Order Inventory
up arrow 16%

Packaging
up arrow 42%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 183 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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