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Shipping Supervisor Salary

Shipping Supervisors in the United States can expect wages of $45K annually on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $5K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Shipping Supervisors can bottom out near $28K or peak near $57K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and approximately one-fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Shipping Supervisors. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Shipping Supervisors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,295 - $59,357
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$59K
MEDIAN: $45,295
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$11.30 - $20.09
(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$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,295 - $59,357  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,930  
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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$27,990 - $57,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 372
National Hourly Rate 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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.30 - $20.09  
   
Overtime
$17.56 - $30.36  
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 - $4,930  
   
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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$27,990 - $57,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 299

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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 who go on to become Operations Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Operations Managers is $59K 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 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 23 percent, 8 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Most people who know 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $43K in this role. 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.

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
$40,000


Skills That Affect Shipping Supervisor Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 23%

Logistics
up arrow 8%

People Management
up arrow 4%

Inventory Management
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
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National Average
$40,000

Shipping
up arrow 1%

Inventory Control
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 127 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
30%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 20%