Shipping Supervisor Salary (United States)

It's impossible to make it big as a Shipping Supervisor in the United States; the average employee in this occupation scrapes together only around $39,682 per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $27,765 to $56,747 per year. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most enjoy medical while most get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to about half. Male Shipping Supervisors are far more common in the field than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Shipping Supervisors. This outline is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Shipping Supervisor Salary (?
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$30,935 - $59,549
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MEDIAN: $44,236
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Shipping Supervisor Salary (?
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$11.16 - $19.45
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,935 - $59,549  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,116  
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $5,068  
Total Pay (?
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$27,765 - $56,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 328
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.16 - $19.45  
   
Overtime
$17.09 - $30.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,116  
   
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $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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$27,765 - $56,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 265
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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
  • Communicate and foster positive relationships with major freight carriers.
  • Monitor the loading and unloading of all deliverables and oversee the appropriate packaging for products.
  • Direct and coordinate employees to ensure that orders are filled, complete, and ready to be shipped out.
  • Learn, follow, and exemplify safety policies.

Common Career Paths for Shipping Supervisor

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Shipping Supervisors may enjoy a sizeable increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder. For example, top-notch roles like Operations Manager can offer an extra $18,632 annually than lower-level jobs in the same field. A Shipping Supervisor may also move into a role as a Shipping & Receiving Supervisor or a Warehouse Supervisor.

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Popular Skills for Shipping Supervisor

Survey results show that Shipping Supervisors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Operations Management, Logistics, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 10 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include People Management. Those educated in People Management tend to be well-versed in Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipping Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In most cases, Shipping Supervisors can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. In five to 10 years time, starting salaries of $36K can reach $39,860. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $41K. Shipping Supervisors experience only minor salary growth after working for two decades, bringing in around $49K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 13 percent. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Shipping Supervisors, 24 percent higher than the national average. Shipping Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Indianapolis (+18 percent) and Memphis (+10 percent). Denver is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average.

Shipping Supervisor Reviews

What is it like working as a Shipping Supervisor?
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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Experience Affects Shipping Supervisor Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Shipping Supervisor Salaries

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$40,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 18%