Shipping Supervisor Salary

Median pay for Shipping Supervisors in the United States is around $46K annually. Final cash compensation to Shipping Supervisors varies from around $28K to approximately $58K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $5K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Male Shipping Supervisors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction for Shipping Supervisors is high. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$31,433 - $60,193
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$60K
MEDIAN: $45,743
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$11.39 - $20.21
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,433 - $60,193  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,967  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $5,336  
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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$28,004 - $57,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 388
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.39 - $20.21  
   
Overtime
$17.36 - $30.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,967  
   
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $5,336  
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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$28,004 - $57,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 322
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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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At the upper end, Shipping Supervisors who move into an Operations Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Operations Managers is a much higher $59K per year. A Shipping Supervisor often moves on to become 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 People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 8 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. 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.


For Shipping Supervisors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $36K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $41K. Shipping Supervisors bring in $44K after working for 10 to 20 years. After two decades in the workforce, the average Shipping Supervisor generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $49K.

Shipping Supervisor Reviews

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.

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
$41,000


Skills That Affect Shipping Supervisor Salaries

Operations Management
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People Management
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Inventory Management
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Customer Service
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National Average
$41,000

Shipping
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Inventory Control
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 20%
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