Shipping Supervisor Salary

Shipping Supervisors in the United States take home an average $48K per year. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $5K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $30K and hits $60K on the high end. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Shipping Supervisors (82 percent) survey respondents are men. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$35,592 - $64,439
$36K
$49K
$64K
MEDIAN: $48,771
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50%
90%

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$12.57 - $22.35
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.57
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$0$64K
Salary $35,592 - $64,439
Bonus $0.00 - $5,383
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,000
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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$30,590 - $60,917
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 315
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $12.57 - $22.35
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $17.94 - $31.09
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,383
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,000
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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$30,590 - $60,917
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 322

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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

  • 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


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Shipping Supervisors who go on to become Operations Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Operations Managers is $59K annually. Shipping Supervisors most frequently advance into Warehouse Supervisor and Warehouse Manager roles even though the median salaries are $3K lower and $1K lower, respectively.

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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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel, Inventory Control, and Customer Service. Those familiar with People Management also tend to know Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Shipping Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Shipping Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Shipping Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 309 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Shipping Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 217 salaries. An experienced Shipping Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 185 salaries. A Shipping Supervisor 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 94 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,511

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

Memphis is home to an above-average pay rate for Shipping Supervisors, 25 percent higher than the national average. Shipping Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+23 percent), Houston (+12 percent), Fresno (+9 percent), and Indianapolis (+7 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Shipping Supervisor's salary, with St. Louis Shipping Supervisors earning salaries that are 33 percent less than the national average. 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).

Shipping Supervisor Reviews

Q: 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.
Cons:

Shipping Supervisor in Kings Mountain:
"Great."
Pros: Working with differnt types of personalities.
Cons: Attitudes which comes with the job.

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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Key Stats for Shipping Supervisor

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 127 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Shipping Supervisor Salaries

▲12%

▲5%

National Average
$45,000

▼1%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Shipping Supervisor Salaries

Operations Management
▲11%

▲2%



National Average
$45,000

▼2%

Customer Service
▼7%

Inventory Control
▼11%

Microsoft Excel
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 15%
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