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Shipping Supervisor Salary

Pay for Shipping Supervisors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $46K per year. 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. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Shipping Supervisors is high. Male Shipping Supervisors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. While some workers in this profession — one-fifth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$31,443 - $59,818
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$60K
MEDIAN: $45,662
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$11.30 - $20.18
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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$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,443 - $59,818  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,927  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $5,300  
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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$27,949 - $57,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 377
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.30 - $20.18  
   
Overtime
$17.50 - $30.27  
National Annualized 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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,927  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $5,300  
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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$27,949 - $57,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 309

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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. Becoming a Shipping & Receiving Supervisor or a Warehouse Supervisor is a common transition from a Shipping Supervisor role.

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Popular Skills for Shipping Supervisor


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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, 9 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in People Management also 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. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $37K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $41K. Shipping Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $44K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $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
up arrow 22%


People Management
up arrow 4%

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 126 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
29%
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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