Shipping Supervisor Salary (United States)

Pay for Shipping Supervisors in the United States is very modest at just $39,682 annually. Compensation ranges from $27,765 on the low end to $56,747 per year on the high end. Total cash compensation to Shipping Supervisors bottoms out near $30,935 and approaches $59,549 on the high end; the bigger paychecks include approximately $4,116 from bonuses and almost $5,068 from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Benefits are plentiful in this line of work; most people have both medical and dental plans, and about half have vision insurance. Making up 77 percent of the field, male Shipping Supervisors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Shipping Supervisors. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Shipping Supervisor Salary (?
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$30,935 - $59,549
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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 (?
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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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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For Shipping Supervisors, career progression may result in a considerable increase in compensation. Typically, an Operations Manager, an upper-level role, can earn an extra $18,632 annually than those further down the career ladder. Becoming a Shipping & Receiving Supervisor or a Warehouse Supervisor is a common transition from a Shipping Supervisor role.

Shipping Supervisor Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Shipping Supervisor

Shipping Supervisors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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 seem to negatively impact pay include People Management. Most people skilled in People Management are similarly competent in Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipping Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Though Shipping Supervisors can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. After five to 10 years, compensation can go from $36K to $39,860. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $41K. After 20 years of work in the field, Shipping Supervisors typically earn $49K and go on to enjoy (slight) increases in earnings. 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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For Shipping Supervisors, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Shipping Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Indianapolis (+18 percent) and Memphis (+10 percent). In Denver, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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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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%
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