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 per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $5K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Shipping Managers can bottom out near $27K or peak near $62K depending on individual performance. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While close to a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a little more than half have dental, as well. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Shipping Managers who answered the questionnnaire. For the most part, Shipping Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,184 - $66,923
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$67K
MEDIAN: $45,894
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$11.10 - $19.69
(Median)
$11
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$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
$31,184 - $66,923  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,333  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $5,068  
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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$26,616 - $61,996  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 610
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.10 - $19.69  
   
Overtime
$15.29 - $29.71  
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 - $5,333  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $5,068  
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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$26,616 - $61,996  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 543
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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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As Shipping Managers transition into upper-level roles such as Logistics Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Logistics Managers earn $61K on average per year. Shipping Managers most often move into positions as Senior Shipping Managers or Warehouse Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $1K higher and $2K higher, 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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 many Shipping Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $35K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $41K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $46K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $49K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Shipping Managers that is 24 percent greater than the national average, Memphis offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Shipping Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+23 percent), New York (+21 percent), Cleveland (+16 percent), and Dallas (+14 percent). In Austin, salaries are 18 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Portland and Phoenix (12 percent lower and 11 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
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 288 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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