Shipping Supervisor Salary

Shipping Supervisors in the United States can expect wages of $46K per year on average. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Shipping Supervisors spread between $28K and $58K depending on individual performance. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Shipping Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Shipping Supervisors survey respondents are men (77 percent). Although a fair number have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, approximately one-fifth claim no health benefits at all. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,399 - $60,153
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$60K
MEDIAN: $45,776
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$11.39 - $20.14
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$11
$15
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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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,399 - $60,153  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,979  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $5,896  
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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$28,023 - $57,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 390
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.39 - $20.14  
   
Overtime
$17.35 - $30.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,979  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $5,896  
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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$28,023 - $57,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 322
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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 suggest that Shipping Supervisors put a wide range of professional skills 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 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $36K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $41K on average. For Shipping Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $44K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $49K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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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
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Inventory Control
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 128 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
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 20%
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