Shipping Supervisor Salary
Shipping Supervisors in the United States pull down an average of $48K annually. In the world of Shipping Supervisors, overall income ranges from $30K near the bottom to $61K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Though the majority of Shipping Supervisors do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Men make up the vast majority of Shipping Supervisors (85 percent) who took the survey. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$34,773 - $64,414|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,031|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $5,918|
|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).)
|$29,587 - $60,736|
|Hourly Rate||$11.96 - $21.38|
|Overtime||$17.32 - $30.46|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,031|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $5,918|
|Total Pay (||$29,587 - $60,736|
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.Read More...
Shipping supervisors are responsible for maintaining warehouse cleanliness, and so they must be aware of safety regulations and enforce them at all times. Because shipping supervisors monitor inventories and maintain associated records, they must be organized. Supervisors must maintain stock levels, so previous experience in purchasing is required. This job is frequently physically demanding, requiring the lifting of heavy boxes. Warehouse workers must wear safety boots and sometimes safety eye wear. The ability to drive/maintain a forklift and operate industrial shrink-wrap machines is often essential.
Employers typically require either an associate's or bachelor's degree for this position. Shipping supervisors must have experience working in warehouses and are often expected to have previously held a supervisory role. They must be familiar with shipping documents, computer literate, and able to communicate effectively with drivers/warehouse workers and upper management.
A person working in this job may work overnight shifts, weekend shift or on holidays. They may be required to carry a company cell phone and be on call even when not at work. This position is often full time and offers benefits.
Shipping Supervisor Tasks
- Direct and coordinate employees to ensure that orders are filled, complete, and ready to be shipped out.
- Learn, follow, and exemplify safety policies.
- Communicate and foster positive relationships with major freight carriers.
- Monitor the loading and unloading of all deliverables and oversee the appropriate packaging for products.
Common Career Paths for Shipping Supervisor
Shipping Supervisors' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Operations Manager. The average Operations Manager brings home $59K per year. Becoming a Warehouse Supervisor or a Warehouse Manager is often the next step for a Shipping Supervisor.
Popular Skills for Shipping Supervisor
Shipping Supervisors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Logistics, People Management, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Inventory Control, Customer Service, and Microsoft Excel. 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.
For many Shipping Supervisors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $40K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $44K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Shipping Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $46K. 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 $50K.
Pay Difference by Location
Memphis offers some of the highest pay in the country for Shipping Supervisors, 26 percent above the national average. Shipping Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+23 percent), Houston (+12 percent), Fresno (+9 percent), and Indianapolis (+7 percent). Shipping Supervisors in St. Louis report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 32 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Workers in Denver and Las Vegas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (23 percent less and 21 percent less, respectively).
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