Shipping Supervisors in the United States pull down an average of $48K annually. In the world of Shipping Supervisors, overall income ranges from $30K near the bottom to $61K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Though the majority of Shipping Supervisors do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Men make up the vast majority of Shipping Supervisors (85 percent) who took the survey. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,773 - $64,414
$35K
$48K
$64K
MEDIAN: $48,012
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$11.96 - $21.38
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MEDIAN: $16.23
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,773 - $64,414  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,031  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,918  
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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$29,587 - $60,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 344
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.96 - $21.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$17.32 - $30.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,031  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,918  
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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$29,587 - $60,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 318

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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Operations Manager. The average Operations Manager brings home $59K per year. Becoming a Warehouse Supervisor or a Warehouse Manager is often the next step for a Shipping Supervisor.

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Popular Skills for Shipping Supervisor


Shipping Supervisors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Logistics, People Management, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Inventory Control, Customer Service, and Microsoft Excel. For most people, competency in People Management indicates knowledge of Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipping Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Shipping Supervisors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $40K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $44K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Shipping Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $46K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $50K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,717

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

Memphis offers some of the highest pay in the country for Shipping Supervisors, 26 percent above the national average. Shipping Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+23 percent), Houston (+12 percent), Fresno (+9 percent), and Indianapolis (+7 percent). Shipping Supervisors in St. Louis report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 32 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Workers in Denver and Las Vegas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (23 percent less and 21 percent less, respectively).

Shipping Supervisor Reviews

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 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
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.
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Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Shipping Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Shipping Supervisor Salaries

Operations Management
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National Average
$44,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Inventory Control
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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