Shipping Supervisor Salary

For Shipping Supervisors, hourly average wages total $16.44 per hour. Total cash earnings of Shipping Supervisors range from $30K on the low end to $61K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $6K, respectively. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the vast majority of Shipping Supervisors (83 percent) who took the survey. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,324 - $64,524
$35K
$48K
$65K
MEDIAN: $48,405
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50%
90%

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$12.32 - $21.85
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.44
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$0$64K
Salary $35,324 - $64,524
Bonus $0.00 - $5,128
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,939
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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$30,345 - $60,733
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 322
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $12.32 - $21.85
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $17.36 - $30.74
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,128
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,939
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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$30,345 - $60,733
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 323

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Job Description for Shipping Supervisor

Shipping supervisors work in warehouse environments overseeing large amounts of inventory. They supervise other warehouse employees and drivers to ensure that products are prepared for shipment, sent out, and received by clients on time and in compliance with company policy. An important part of this job involves meeting a company's production goals and finding ways to increase productivity. Shipping supervisors are often the liaison between the workers/drivers and upper management, and they are responsible for reporting damages to goods and discrepancies in inventory to the proper department.

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Shipping Supervisor Tasks

  • Direct and coordinate employees to ensure that orders are filled, complete, and ready to be shipped out.
  • Learn, follow, and exemplify safety policies.
  • Communicate and foster positive relationships with major freight carriers.
  • Monitor the loading and unloading of all deliverables and oversee the appropriate packaging for products.

Common Career Paths for Shipping Supervisor


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Shipping Supervisors may progress into high-paying roles like Operations Manager, where median compensation is $59K annually. Many Shipping Supervisors choose to become Warehouse Supervisors and Warehouse Managers as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $3K less and $1K less, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Shipping Supervisor


Survey results show that Shipping Supervisors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Logistics, People Management, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel, Inventory Control, and Customer Service. Those proficient in People Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipping Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Shipping Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Shipping Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 309 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Shipping Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 217 salaries. An experienced Shipping Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 185 salaries. A Shipping Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 94 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,971

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

Surpassing the national average by 25 percent, Shipping Supervisors in Memphis receive some of the highest pay in the country. Shipping Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+22 percent), Houston (+11 percent), Fresno (+9 percent), and Indianapolis (+7 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with St. Louis Shipping Supervisors earning much less — 33 percent less — than the national average. Employers in Denver and Las Vegas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (23 percent lower and 22 percent lower, respectively).

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Q: What is it like working as a Shipping Supervisor?

Shipping Supervisor in Windsor:
"Babysitting."
Pros: The good things about working for the company is that there is possibilities of moving forward if you work hard and get involved in the right areas.
Cons:

Shipping Supervisor in Kings Mountain:
"Great."
Pros: Working with differnt types of personalities.
Cons: Attitudes which comes with the job.

Shipping Supervisor in Bellingham:
"Shipping Supervisor."
Pros: New challenges and a chance to show the company that I am ambitious, goal orientated and creative.
Cons: New challenges. Possibly not living up to the standards that are currently set for a shipping supervisor.

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Key Stats for Shipping Supervisor

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Shipping Supervisor Salaries

▲14%

▲7%

▲1%

National Average
$44,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Shipping Supervisor Salaries

Operations Management
▲13%

▲3%



National Average
$44,000

▼1%

Customer Service
▼6%

Inventory Control
▼10%

Microsoft Excel
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 15%
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