Shipping Manager Salary

Pay for Shipping Managers in the United States is very modest at just $46K per year. 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. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Shipping Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Shipping Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by over one-half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$31,324 - $67,102

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$11.13 - $19.67

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,324 - $67,102  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,213  
Profit Sharing
$160.75 - $5,017  
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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$26,797 - $62,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 615
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.13 - $19.67  
   
Overtime
$15.25 - $29.66  
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 - $5,213  
   
Profit Sharing
$160.75 - $5,017  
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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$26,797 - $62,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 554
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Logistics Manager. The average Logistics Manager brings home $61K per year. Shipping Managers typically move into roles as Senior Shipping Managers or Warehouse Managers, and those positions pay $1K more and $2K more, 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 seem to negatively impact pay 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.


Shipping Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $35K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $40K on average — a distinctly larger sum. 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


For those looking to make money, Shipping Managers in Memphis enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Shipping Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+23 percent), New York (+21 percent), Cleveland (+16 percent), and Atlanta (+13 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 18 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Phoenix and Portland (11 percent lower and 10 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 287 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: 39% employee benefits None: 25%
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