Shipping Manager Salary

Shipping Managers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $46K annually. Total cash compensation to Shipping Managers ranges from $27K on the lower end to $62K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Around one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and over one-half claim dental coverage as well. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Shipping Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,202 - $66,979
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$67K
MEDIAN: $45,952
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$11.11 - $19.68
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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
$31,202 - $66,979  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,208  
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $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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$26,653 - $62,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 612
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.11 - $19.68  
   
Overtime
$15.12 - $29.76  
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 - $5,208  
   
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $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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$26,653 - $62,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 548
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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 a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Logistics Manager. The latter position pays an average of $61K annually. The most common next step for a Shipping Manager is to become a Senior Shipping Manager or a Warehouse Manager. The former position pays an additional $1K per year on average, and the latter position pays $2K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Shipping Manager


Survey results show that Shipping Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Logistics, Inventory Control, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service. The majority of those who know 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.


For Shipping Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $35K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $41K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $46K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $49K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Shipping Managers in Memphis enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Shipping Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+23 percent), New York (+21 percent), Cleveland (+16 percent), and Atlanta (+13 percent). With compensation 18 percent below the national average, Austin is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Phoenix and Portland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Shipping Manager Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Shipping Manager Salaries

Logistics
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People Management
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Inventory Management
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National Average
$40,000

Shipping
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 289 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

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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