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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 $45K per year. With some bonuses approaching $4K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Shipping Supervisors spread between $28K and $57K depending on individual performance. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Shipping Supervisors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. Most Shipping Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Shipping Supervisor Salary (?
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$31,073 - $59,008
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MEDIAN: $44,712
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Shipping Supervisor Salary (?
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$11.27 - $19.82
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,073 - $59,008  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,174  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $4,966  
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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$28,178 - $56,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 339
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.27 - $19.82  
   
Overtime
$17.36 - $30.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,174  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $4,966  
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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$28,178 - $56,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 276
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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. On average, an Operations Manager, an upper-level role, can earn $58K annually. A Shipping & Receiving Supervisor or a Warehouse Supervisor is a typical transition from a Shipping Supervisor role.

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Popular Skills for Shipping Supervisor

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Operations Management and Logistics are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service. Most people skilled in People Management are similarly competent in Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipping Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Shipping Supervisors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $36K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $40K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Shipping Supervisors make a median salary of $42K. 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.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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National Average
$40,000
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New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Shipping Supervisors, 36 percent higher than the national average. Shipping Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+27 percent) and Indianapolis (+17 percent). Denver ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average.

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
People Management
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Inventory Control
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Shipping
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Inventory Management
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 19%