For Shipping Supervisors, yearly average wages total $47K annually. Final cash compensation to Shipping Supervisors varies from around $29K to approximately $61K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $6K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority (84 percent) of Shipping Supervisors who answered the questionnaire are male. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,243 - $64,205
(Median)
$34K
$47K
$64K
MEDIAN: $47,095
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$12.04 - $21.46
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,243 - $64,205  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,102  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,970  
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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$29,493 - $60,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 331
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $21.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$17.59 - $30.79  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,102  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,970  
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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$29,493 - $60,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 313
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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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As Shipping Supervisors transition into upper-level roles such as Operations Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Operations Managers earn $59K on average per year. Becoming a Warehouse Supervisor or a Warehouse Manager is often the next step for a Shipping Supervisor.

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Popular Skills for Shipping Supervisor


Shipping Supervisors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Logistics, People Management, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 14 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Inventory Control and Customer Service. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $39K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $44K. Shipping Supervisors bring in $46K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Shipping Supervisors with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $50K.

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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
$43,000


Skills That Affect Shipping Supervisor Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 14%

People Management
up arrow 4%

Logistics
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Inventory Management
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National Average
$43,000

Shipping
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Inventory Control
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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