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Shipping Supervisor Salary (United States)

Shipping Supervisors aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $44K annually. Cash earnings for Shipping Supervisors — which occasionally include more than $4K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing — stretch from around $28K to approximately $57K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around half. Most Shipping Supervisors are men (77 percent). Most Shipping Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Shipping Supervisor Salary (?
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$30,935 - $59,549
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MEDIAN: $44,236
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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  
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  
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 to an Operations Manager role may result in a considerable increase in compensation. Typically, an Operations Manager, an upper-level role, can earn $58K annually. Becoming a Shipping & Receiving Supervisor or a Warehouse Supervisor is often the next step for a Shipping Supervisor.

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Popular Skills for Shipping Supervisor

Survey results suggest that Shipping Supervisors put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like People Management. 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.
Shipping Supervisors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $40K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $36K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Shipping Supervisors make a median salary of $41K. 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 $49K. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience — of those surveyed, more than half land within this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining about an eighth.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$40,000
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For those looking to make money, Shipping Supervisors in Houston enjoy an exceptional 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

Operations Management
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Logistics
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National Average
$40,000
Inventory Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 107 votes.

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%