Shipping Manager Salary

An average Shipping Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $15.66 per hour. Final cash compensation to Shipping Managers varies from around $28K to approximately $62K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $7K and $10K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Male Shipping Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Although slightly less than a third lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and one-half get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Shipping Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$33,987 - $67,831
$34K
$47K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,989
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$11.79 - $21.12
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MEDIAN: $15.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,987 - $67,831  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,289  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,101  
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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$28,031 - $62,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 463
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $21.12  
   
Overtime
$16.98 - $31.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,289  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,101  
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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$28,031 - $62,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 505

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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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For Shipping Managers, progressing to a Manufacturing Production Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Manufacturing Production Manager can earn $63K annually. It is not uncommon for a Shipping Manager to continue on to become a Warehouse Manager or a Senior Shipping Manager.

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Popular Skills for Shipping Manager


Shipping Managers report using a deep pool 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 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. It is often found that people who know Logistics are also skilled 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: $40,555

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

Home to some of the best pay for Shipping Managers, Memphis offers exceptional salaries, 45 percent above the national average. 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). Location significantly influences compensation, with Austin Shipping Managers earning much less — 21 percent less — 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 179 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%
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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 179 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

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