Shipping Managers in the United States take home an average $47K per year. In the world of Shipping Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $13K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $28K and $62K. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Shipping Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and slightly more than half receive dental plans. Most Shipping Managers survey respondents are men (79 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$32,824 - $66,882
(Median)
$33K
$47K
$67K
MEDIAN: $47,105
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$11.72 - $20.66
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$12
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$21
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
$32,824 - $66,882  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,737  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,500  
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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$27,588 - $62,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 492
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.72 - $20.66  
   
Overtime
$16.78 - $31.08  
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 - $7,737  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,500  
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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$27,588 - $62,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 485

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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

  • 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.
  • Hire, train, and oversee workers who receive, store, test, and ship.
  • Manage shipping and receiving operations, conditions, costs and timelines.

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. A Warehouse Manager or a Senior Shipping Manager is a typical transition from a Shipping Manager role.

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Popular Skills for Shipping Manager


Shipping Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Oral / Verbal Communication, Organizing, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 14 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Those listing Packaging as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Service and Order Inventory also typically command lower compensation. Most people 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Shipping Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $36K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $42K. Shipping Managers bring in $46K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $50K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,187

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

Shipping Managers will find that Memphis offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 47 percent. Shipping Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+19 percent), Cleveland (+15 percent), New York (+10 percent), and Dallas (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 21 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Workers in Phoenix and Miami earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 13 percent.

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Experience Affects Shipping Manager Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Shipping Manager Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 24%

Organizing
up arrow 14%


Operations Management
up arrow 6%

Logistics
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National Average
$40,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 2%

Inventory Control
up arrow 2%

Shipping
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 14%

Order Inventory
up arrow 14%

Packaging
up arrow 42%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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