Shipping Manager Salary

Shipping Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $47K per year. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K each, total incomes of Shipping Managers generally range from $27K to $62K depending on individual performance. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a little more than half have dental, too. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Shipping Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. For the most part, Shipping Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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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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Shipping Managers may progress into high-paying roles like Manufacturing Production Manager, where median compensation is $62K annually. The most common next step for a Shipping Manager is to become a Warehouse Manager or a Senior Shipping Manager. The former position pays an additional $2K per year on average, and the latter position pays $1K 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, 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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Order Inventory and 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.


Shipping Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. 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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $47K in this role. Shipping Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $50K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,036

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

With a pay rate for Shipping Managers that is 28 percent greater than the national average, Memphis offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Shipping Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+23 percent), Houston (+21 percent), Salt Lake City (+16 percent), and Cleveland (+15 percent). Compared to the national average, Phoenix Shipping Managers have considerably lower salaries, 22 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include 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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