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Shipping Manager Salary

Those pursuing careers as Shipping Managers in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $46K annually. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $5K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $26K and hits $61K on the high end. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. While close to one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Shipping Managers. Male Shipping Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,784 - $66,464
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $45,818
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$10.96 - $19.66
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,784 - $66,464  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,138  
Profit Sharing
$715 - $5,034  
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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$26,251 - $61,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 599
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.96 - $19.66  
   
Overtime
$15.25 - $29.65  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,138  
   
Profit Sharing
$715 - $5,034  
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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$26,251 - $61,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 536

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Job Description for Shipping Manager

A shipping manager is an administrative office worker who oversees shipping and receiving departments. Shipping managers are called upon to pack items for shipment, verify the contents of packages that are sent or received, order supplies, and monitor employees who work at lower levels.

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Shipping Manager Tasks

  • Hire, train, and oversee workers who receive, store, test, and ship.
  • Manage shipping and receiving operations, conditions, costs and timelines.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Shipping Manager


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For Shipping Managers, progressing to a Logistics Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Logistics Manager can earn $61K annually. Career advancement for the typical Shipping Manager often leads to becoming a Senior Shipping Manager or a Warehouse Manager; median salaries in these positions are $1K higher and $2K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Shipping Manager


Survey results suggest that Shipping Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Logistics, Inventory Control, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service. Most people experienced in Logistics also know 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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $35K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $41K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Shipping Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $46K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $49K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Shipping Managers that is 25 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Shipping Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Memphis (+25 percent), New York (+21 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), and Cleveland (+9 percent). Austin is the lowest-paying area, 18 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Phoenix and Portland (16 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Shipping Manager Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Shipping Manager Salaries

People Management
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Logistics
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Inventory Control
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Inventory Management
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National Average
$40,000

Shipping
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Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 293 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 25%
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