Shipping Supervisor Salary

Shipping Supervisors in the United States pull down an average of $46K per year. In the world of Shipping Supervisors, overall income ranges from $28K near the bottom to $58K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Shipping Supervisors is high. Most Shipping Supervisors survey respondents are men (77 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$31,842 - $60,092

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$11.58 - $20.11

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,842 - $60,092  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,938  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $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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$28,310 - $57,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 383
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $20.11  
   
Overtime
$17.39 - $30.02  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,938  
   
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $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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$28,310 - $57,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 327
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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 experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Operations Manager. The latter position pays an average of $59K annually. 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


Shipping Supervisors report using a wide range of professional 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, 7 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those familiar with People Management also tend to know Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipping Supervisor

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


Shipping Supervisors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average inexperienced worker earns $37K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $41K. Shipping Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $44K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $49K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Shipping Supervisors, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Shipping Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Memphis (+27 percent), Houston (+20 percent), Indianapolis (+15 percent), and Atlanta (+8 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Shipping Supervisors in St. Louis earning a whopping 27 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and Los Angeles (18 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

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
up arrow 1%

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
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 20%
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