Shipping Manager Salary

Shipping Managers in the United States can expect wages of $47K annually on average. Overall cash earnings of Shipping Managers stretch from $27K near the bottom to $62K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction for Shipping Managers is high. While some workers in this profession — about one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. 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 figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,349 - $67,006
(Median)
$31K
$47K
$67K
MEDIAN: $46,512
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$11.24 - $19.95
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,349 - $67,006  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,073  
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $5,960  
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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$27,018 - $62,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 698
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.24 - $19.95  
   
Overtime
$15.44 - $29.89  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,073  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $5,960  
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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$27,018 - $62,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 645
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Job Description for Shipping Manager

Warehouse settings of companies can be chaotic, and their many parts must work in cohesion for the proper facilitation of shipping. Orders must be brought in, filled, and shipped out, and shipping managers are responsible for ensuring that these tasks are coordinated so that the warehouse runs smoothly and all packages are sent and received on-time. They are not only responsible for outgoing packages, but also for coordinating incoming packages and shipments and determining their destinations.

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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 Manufacturing Production Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Manufacturing Production Managers earn $62K on average per year. When Shipping Managers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Warehouse Managers or Senior Shipping Managers. Those roles pay an additional $2K and $1K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Shipping Manager


Shipping Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Oral / Verbal Communication and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent and 13 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Order Inventory and Customer Service. It is often found that people who know Logistics are also skilled in 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $35K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $41K. Shipping Managers bring in $47K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $50K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,036

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Shipping Managers in Memphis enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Shipping Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+23 percent), Houston (+21 percent), Salt Lake City (+16 percent), and Cleveland (+15 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Phoenix Shipping Managers earning much less — 22 percent less — than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Miami (21 percent lower) and Austin (20 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Shipping Manager Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Shipping Manager Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 25%

People Management
up arrow 13%

Logistics
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
0%

National Average
$40,000

Inventory Control
up arrow 1%

Shipping
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 11%

Order Inventory
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 314 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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