Shipping Manager Salary (United States)

Shipping Managers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $39,542 per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $26,025 to $60,706 per year. Residency and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all—about a quarter lack any form of coverage—but most have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Male Shipping Managers are far more common in the field than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Shipping Manager Salary (?
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$30,364 - $65,594
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MEDIAN: $44,774
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Shipping Manager Salary (?
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$10.87 - $19.49
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,364 - $65,594  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,046  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $4,069  
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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$26,025 - $60,706  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 558
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.87 - $19.49  
   
Overtime
$15.08 - $29.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,046  
   
Profit Sharing
$800 - $4,069  
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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$26,025 - $60,706  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 479
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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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Shipping Managers' salaries may rise greatly in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as a Logistics Manager may get paid an extra $21K per year. The most common next step for Shipping Managers is moving into roles as Senior Shipping Managers or Warehouse Managers, where they can expect an extra $1,370 or $2,372 per year.

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Popular Skills for Shipping Manager

Shipping Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. People Management is considered a valuable skill and can increase employee pay by 4 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service. Most people skilled in Logistics are similarly competent in Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipping Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. At career start, salaries are typically $36K, which grows to $40K after five to 10 years. Salary comes to $45K after 10 to 20 years. As Shipping Managers reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $48K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a quarter of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 2 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. A majority of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Shipping Managers, Houston provides a pay rate that is 26 percent greater than the national average. Shipping Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Memphis (+26 percent), New York (+16 percent), Provo (+8 percent), and Chicago (+4 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Austin, 18 percent below the national average. Los Angeles and Portland are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median—salaries hover around -16 percent and -6 percent, respectively.

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Experience Affects Shipping Manager Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Shipping Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 265 votes.

Gender

Female
24%
female alumni
 
Male
76%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 26%
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