Shipping Manager Salary

Shipping Managers in the United States pull down an average of $15.98 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $7K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K, overall incomes of Shipping Managers spread between $28K and $62K depending on individual performance. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Shipping Managers who answered the questionnnaire. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$34,751 - $68,779
$35K
$49K
$69K
MEDIAN: $48,660
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50%
90%

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$11.97 - $21.27
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.14
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$0$68K
Salary $34,751 - $68,779
Bonus $0.00 - $6,540
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,384
Commission $126.00
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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$28,754 - $63,359
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 446
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $11.97 - $21.27
Overtime $18.05 - $31.82
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,540
Commission $126.00
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,384
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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$28,754 - $63,359
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 521

Job Description for Shipping Manager

Warehouse settings of companies can be chaotic, and their many parts must work in cohesion for the proper facilitation of shipping. Orders must be brought in, filled, and shipped out, and shipping managers are responsible for ensuring that these tasks are coordinated so that the warehouse runs smoothly and all packages are sent and received on-time. They are not only responsible for outgoing packages, but also for coordinating incoming packages and shipments and determining their destinations.

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Shipping Manager Tasks

  • Evaluate and choose load size and transport, and coordinate from point of origin to final destination.
  • Liaise with compliance department to ensure meeting local, federal and international regulations.
  • Hire, train, and oversee workers who receive, store, test, and ship.
  • Manage shipping and receiving operations, conditions, costs and timelines.

Common Career Paths for Shipping Manager


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Shipping Managers who go on to become Manufacturing Production Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Manufacturing Production Managers is $63K annually. Becoming a Warehouse Manager or a Senior Shipping Manager is often the next step for a Shipping Manager.

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Popular Skills for Shipping Manager


Survey results imply that Shipping Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Oral / Verbal Communication, Organizing, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 13 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing Packaging as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Order Inventory and Customer Service also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Logistics are similarly competent in Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipping Manager

Pay by Experience for a Shipping Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Shipping Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 462 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Shipping Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 309 salaries. An experienced Shipping Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 295 salaries. A Shipping Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 119 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,906

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

Surpassing the national average by 46 percent, Shipping Managers in Memphis receive some of the highest pay in the country. Shipping Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), Cleveland (+14 percent), and New York (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 21 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Grand Rapids (20 percent lower) and Phoenix (14 percent lower).

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Q: What is it like working as a Shipping Manager?

Shipping Manager in Columbia:
"Fast pace."
Pros: I like the industry as well as the challenge and people.
Cons: Organization, communication.

Shipping Manager in Albany:
"Chaotic but rewarding."
Pros: The sense of accomplishment at the end of each day.
Cons: Stretched very thin, often work unpaid extra hours, not enough man power to effectively complete job, always rushing, lack of quality control. I can not be in 6 places at one time.

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Key Stats for Shipping Manager

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 245 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Shipping Manager Salaries

▲21%

▲13%

▲3%

National Average
$41,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Shipping Manager Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲22%

Organizing
▲12%


Operations Management
▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$41,000



▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼6%

Customer Service
▼16%

Order Inventory
▼22%

Packaging
▼43%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 245 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 27%