Updated August 18, 2021
Average Shift Leader Salary
$14.21 hourly
$29,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$20,000 yearly
$20,000
10 %
$29,000
Median
$42,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$42,000
$3,500
$20
75th Percentile
$35,000
$2,917
$17
Average
$29,553
$2,463
$14
25th Percentile
$24,000
$2,000
$12
10th Percentile
$20,000
$1,667
$10

Average Shift Leader Salary By State

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Shift Leader average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$27,902
$13.41
Alaska
$31,598
$15.19
Arizona
$28,124
$13.52
Arkansas
$24,133
$11.60
California
$35,270
$16.96
Colorado
$31,117
$14.96
Connecticut
$36,088
$17.35
Delaware
$34,315
$16.50
District of Columbia
$33,984
$16.34
Florida
$30,290
$14.56
Georgia
$27,449
$13.20
Hawaii
$22,821
$10.97
Idaho
$30,741
$14.78
Illinois
$29,309
$14.09
Indiana
$28,929
$13.91
Iowa
$27,856
$13.39
Kansas
$30,901
$14.86
Kentucky
$27,687
$13.31
Louisiana
$24,393
$11.73
Maine
$32,241
$15.50
Maryland
$36,172
$17.39
Massachusetts
$35,144
$16.90
Michigan
$33,470
$16.09
Minnesota
$32,010
$15.39
Mississippi
$28,272
$13.59
Missouri
$25,660
$12.34
Montana
$19,316
$9.29
Nebraska
$26,080
$12.54
Nevada
$33,579
$16.14
New Hampshire
$33,400
$16.06
New Jersey
$39,425
$18.95
New Mexico
$31,513
$15.15
New York
$35,661
$17.14
North Carolina
$29,812
$14.33
North Dakota
$28,514
$13.71
Ohio
$29,321
$14.10
Oklahoma
$27,232
$13.09
Oregon
$32,469
$15.61
Pennsylvania
$35,109
$16.88
Rhode Island
$31,034
$14.92
South Carolina
$25,174
$12.10
South Dakota
$22,807
$10.96
Tennessee
$27,786
$13.36
Texas
$33,218
$15.97
Utah
$27,358
$13.15
Vermont
$32,852
$15.79
Virginia
$38,439
$18.48
Washington
$36,902
$17.74
West Virginia
$36,605
$17.60
Wisconsin
$29,639
$14.25
Wyoming
$28,303
$13.61

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Highest Paying Cities For Shift Leader

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Manassas, VA
$39,419
$18.95
Seattle, WA
$37,758
$18.15
Baltimore, MD
$36,274
$17.44
New York, NY
$35,881
$17.25
Lancaster, PA
$35,435
$17.04
El Paso, TX
$33,907
$16.30

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How much does a Shift Leader make?

  • The average shift leader makes $29,553 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for a shift leader is $14.21.
  • The average entry-level shift leader salary is $20,000.
  • Highest paying states for shift leader are New Jersey ($39,425), Virginia ($38,439), Washington ($39,425) and West Virginia ($39,425).
  • Highest paying cities for shift leader are Manassas, VA ($39,419), Seattle, WA, Baltimore, MD, New York, NY and Lancaster, PA.
  • Shift leaders on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $20,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $42,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $35,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $24,000
  • Industries with the highest shift leader salaries are manufacturing, retail and hospitality.

Average Shift Leader Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $29,600
    $14.21
    +1.5%
    2020
    $29,100
    $13.99
    +1.5%
    2019
    $28,700
    $13.78
    +3.6%
    2018
    $27,600
    $13.28
    +2.6%
    2017
    $26,900
    $12.94
    +0.8%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Crew Manager

    Avg. salary: $48,331

    A crew manager directs and supervises the crew members' daily activities to ensure project completion or optimal service. Although a crew manager's duties vary depending on their industry or company of employment, their responsibilities usually include setting priorities and guidelines, managing employee schedules, recruiting and training new crew members, and solving issues and concerns when any arise. They also conduct regular assessments, review documents, and oversee supply inventories.
    184,169 Crew Manager Jobs
    Lead Crew Member

    Avg. salary: $25,211

    A lead crew member is responsible for supervising crew members during their tasks, ensuring that they provide the highest customer service to ensure customer satisfaction that would boost the business' reputation, generate revenues, and increase profitability. Lead crew members assist the team on food handling procedures for safe consumption, as well as reiterating the sanitary and hygienic standards during operations. A lead crew member must have excellent time-management and the ability to multitask, especially on serving customers on high volume days while performing administrative and clerical tasks as needed.
    123,276 Lead Crew Member Jobs
    Team Leader/Trainer

    Avg. salary: $78,267

    The team leader or the trainer primarily focuses on supporting the engineering team and is committed to fostering communication and leadership and giving training to the aspirants. Other duties include planning, executing, budgeting, monitoring, controlling, consulting, and collaborating with his/her /her teams.
    118,748 Team Leader/Trainer Jobs
    Swing Manager

    Avg. salary: $44,112

    A swing manager is a person who supervises people and manages restaurants during designated times. Swing managers oversee personnel and the equipment and products to achieve high-quality standards. They are responsible for the sales growth, profit optimization, staff optimization, and total customer satisfaction. The skills they need include motivation, communication, mentoring, delegation, decision-making, and interpersonal skills. Problem-solving, strategic thinking, management skills, and commercial awareness are also necessary.
    152,342 Swing Manager Jobs
    Kitchen Lead

    Avg. salary: $32,523

    A kitchen manager acts as the overseer of food preparation and cooking. They ensure that all staff are working efficiently. They maintain the cleanliness of workstations and monitor all supplies used. To avoid lapses, they monitor the staff during cooking to ensure that the kitchen serves the best quality of food. Also, they create reports on the monthly expenses of supplies.
    69,823 Kitchen Lead Jobs
    Customer Service Leader

    Avg. salary: $37,941

    A customer service leader is responsible for managing a group of customer service staff to provide the best customer service for the company's clients, ensuring immediate action and resolution for all their inquiries and concerns. Customer service leaders regularly offer coaching opportunities for the team, identify their challenges, and provide strategic procedures to improve their interaction with the customers. They also help senior management search for business opportunities that would drive more revenue for the company and achieve profitability goals.
    293,953 Customer Service Leader Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Crew Manager
    $48,332
    $4,028
    $23.24
    184,169
    Lead Crew Member
    $25,212
    $2,101
    $12.12
    123,276
    Team Leader/Trainer
    $78,268
    $6,522
    $37.63
    118,748
    Swing Manager
    $44,113
    $3,676
    $21.21
    152,342
    Kitchen Lead
    $32,523
    $2,710
    $15.64
    69,823
    Customer Service Leader
    $37,942
    $3,162
    $18.24
    293,953
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    Shift Leader Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a shift leader can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    If you want to get paid the most as a shift leader, being employed by a company such as Sanofi US or Micron Technology would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like IBM and Bristol-Myers Squibb also report highly competitive salaries for shift leaders.
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    Recently Added Shift Leader Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Walgreens
    Hero Shift Lead (Military and Veterans)
    Hero Shift Lead (Military and Veterans)
    Maumelle, AR
    08/31/2021
    $29,740
    08/31/2021
    Vista Outdoor
    Distribution Lead-2Nd Shift-Bushnell
    Distribution Lead-2Nd Shift-Bushnell
    Olathe, KS
    08/31/2021
    $45,914
    08/31/2021
    U.S. Venture
    Shift Lead Material Handler/Backup Dispatch Wage!
    Shift Lead Material Handler/Backup Dispatch Wage!
    Skokie, IL
    08/31/2021
    $37,566
    08/31/2021
    Domino's
    Food Service Shift Leader
    Food Service Shift Leader
    Minneapolis, MN
    08/31/2021
    $28,000
    08/31/2021
    Menchie's Arvada Marketplace
    Opening and Closing Shift Leads
    Opening and Closing Shift Leads
    Arvada, CO
    08/30/2021
    $27,131
    08/30/2021
    Firehouse Subs
    Shift Leader
    Shift Leader
    Olathe, KS
    08/30/2021
    $21,914
    08/30/2021
    Jimmy John's
    Restaurant Shift Leader
    Restaurant Shift Leader
    Columbus, OH
    08/30/2021
    $22,957
    08/30/2021
    Firehouse Subs
    Shift Leader
    Shift Leader
    Lakewood, WA
    08/30/2021
    $29,615
    08/30/2021
    Firehouse Subs
    Shift Leader
    Shift Leader
    Kansas City, MO
    08/30/2021
    $18,783
    08/30/2021
    Domino's
    Food Service Shift Leader
    Food Service Shift Leader
    Yankton, SD
    08/30/2021
    $28,000
    08/30/2021

    Average Shift Leader Salary by Demographic

    Shift Leader Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $31,843
    female-income
    Female Income
    $29,369
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$31,843
    Female$29,369
    Median Shift Leader Income by Race
    Asian shift leaders have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american shift leaders have the lowest average salary at $29,462.
    $35,000
    $28,000
    $21,000
    $14,000
    $7,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$30,432
    Black or African American$29,462
    Asian$31,441
    Hispanic or Latino$31,215
    Average Shift Leader Salary by Education Level
    Shift leaders with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $36,551 annually. With a Bachelors degree, shift leaders earn a median annual income of $34,607 compared to $31,398 for shift leaders with an Associate degree.
    $40,000
    $32,000
    $24,000
    $16,000
    $8,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$29,369
    Master's Degree$36,551
    Bachelor's Degree$34,607
    Some College/ Associate Degree$31,398