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Shipping Manager Salary (United States)

Pay for Shipping Managers in the United States is very modest at just $45K annually. Cash earnings for Shipping Managers — including $5K in bonuses and $4K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $26K to $61K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by most and dental coverage is claimed by just over a half. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Shipping Managers. Most Shipping Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
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  
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  
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 may experience if they take an upper-level role like Logistics Manager. The position tends to pay $60K annually. When Shipping Managers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Senior Shipping Managers or Warehouse Managers. Those roles pay an additional $1K and $2K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Shipping Manager

Shipping Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, Logistics, Inventory Control, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service. Those familiar with Logistics also tend to know Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipping Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Shipping Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $36K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $40K. Shipping Managers bring in $45K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $48K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; a majority of those surveyed fall within this distribution. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up roughly a fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining approximately one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

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Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Shipping Managers, 26 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Memphis, New York, Provo, and Chicago, where Shipping Managers typically earn around 26 percent, 16 percent, 8 percent, and 4 percent more than usual. In Austin, salaries are 18 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 16 percent less in Los Angeles and 6 percent less in Portland, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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 Management
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$40,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
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%