Shipping Supervisor Salary

Shipping Supervisors in the United States can expect wages of $46K per year on average. Cash earnings for Shipping Supervisors — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $29K to approximately $59K. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Shipping Supervisors who answered the questionnnaire. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$32,473 - $61,682
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$32K
$46K
$62K
MEDIAN: $46,066
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$11.62 - $20.41
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,473 - $61,682  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,942  
Profit Sharing
$77.09 - $5,795  
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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$28,538 - $58,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 447
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.62 - $20.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$16.96 - $29.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,942  
   
Profit Sharing
$77.09 - $5,795  
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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$28,538 - $58,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 378
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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 progress into high-paying roles like Operations Manager, where median compensation is $59K annually. Becoming a Warehouse Supervisor or a Shipping & Receiving Supervisor is a common transition from a Shipping Supervisor role.

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Popular Skills for Shipping Supervisor


Survey results imply that Shipping Supervisors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Operations Management, Logistics, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 10 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Inventory Control. 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $37K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $41K. On average, Shipping Supervisors make $44K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $48K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,156

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Shipping Supervisors, New York provides a pay rate that is 31 percent greater than the national average. Shipping Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Memphis (+28 percent), Houston (+22 percent), Indianapolis (+14 percent), and Dallas (+7 percent). Shipping Supervisors in St. Louis earn salaries far below the national average by 28 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Cleveland (19 percent less) and Denver (18 percent less).

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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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 144 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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