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Shipping Manager Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Shipping Managers in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $45K annually. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $5K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $26K and hits $61K on the high end. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Nearly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a little over a half claim dental coverage as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. 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 rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$30,413 - $65,430
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MEDIAN: $45,244
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$10.86 - $19.54
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,413 - $65,430  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,130  
Profit Sharing
$805 - $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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$26,099 - $60,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 567
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.86 - $19.54  
   
Overtime
$15.09 - $29.57  
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 - $5,130  
   
Profit Sharing
$805 - $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).
)
$26,099 - $60,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 507
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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 on average earn $61K per year. Career advancement for the typical Shipping Manager often leads to becoming a Senior Shipping Manager or a Warehouse Manager; median salaries in these positions are $1K higher and $3K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Shipping Manager


Shipping Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. 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. Most people experienced in Logistics also know Inventory Control. It is often found that people who know Shipping are also skilled in Inventory Management and Inventory Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipping Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Shipping Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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 $40K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $45K. 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.

Pay Difference by Location


For Shipping Managers, Memphis 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 Houston (+25 percent), New York (+16 percent), Provo (+8 percent), and Atlanta (+5 percent). In Austin, salaries are 18 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Portland and Los Angeles also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent less).

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Experience Affects Shipping Manager Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Shipping Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 4%

Logistics
up arrow 3%

Inventory Control
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$39,000

Shipping
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 276 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

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: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 26%