Shipping Supervisor Salary

The average Shipping Supervisor in the United States earns approximately $46K annually. Overall cash earnings for Shipping Supervisors stretch from $29K on the lower end to $59K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Shipping Supervisors. Most Shipping Supervisors survey respondents are men (78 percent). A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$32,473 - $61,682
(Median)
$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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For Shipping Supervisors, progressing to an Operations Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Operations Manager can earn $59K annually. Becoming a Warehouse Supervisor or a Shipping & Receiving 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 20 percent, 10 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Inventory Control. Most people experienced in 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.


For Shipping Supervisors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $37K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $41K. For Shipping Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $44K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Shipping Supervisor generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $48K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,156

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

Shipping Supervisors will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 31 percent. Shipping Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Memphis (+28 percent), Houston (+22 percent), Indianapolis (+14 percent), and Dallas (+7 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Shipping Supervisor's salary, with St. Louis Shipping Supervisors earning salaries that are 28 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Cleveland and Denver (19 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively).

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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