Updated August 18, 2021
Average Shipping Lead Salary
$35,000 yearly
$16.90 hourly

Entry level Salary
$29,000 yearly
10 %
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PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$42,000$3,500$20
75th Percentile$38,000$3,167$18
25th Percentile$31,000$2,583$15
10th Percentile$29,000$2,417$14

Average Shipping Lead Salary By State

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Shipping Lead average salary by State

StateAvg. salaryHourly rateJob Count
District of Columbia$34,001$16.35
New Hampshire$37,283$17.9226
New Jersey$36,730$17.6674
New Mexico$32,799$15.77205
New York$38,798$18.65122
North Carolina$31,145$14.97150
North Dakota$35,449$17.046
Rhode Island$36,197$17.402
South Carolina$31,664$15.2241
South Dakota$37,958$18.25105
West Virginia$32,853$15.795

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Highest Paying Cities For Shipping Lead

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CityAvg. salaryHourly rate
Taunton, MA$40,311$19.38
Wausau, WI$38,786$18.65
Portland, OR$36,523$17.56
Carrollton, TX$32,983$15.86
Miami, FL$32,435$15.59
Summerville, SC$31,361$15.08

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How much does a Shipping Lead make?

  • The average Shipping Lead makes $35,156 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for a Shipping Lead is $16.9.
  • The average entry-level Shipping Lead salary is $29,000.
  • Highest paying states for Shipping Lead are Maryland ($42,080), Hawaii ($40,902), Minnesota ($42,080) and Massachusetts ($42,080).
  • Highest paying cities for Shipping Lead are Taunton, MA ($40,311), Wausau, WI, Portland, OR, Carrollton, TX and Miami, FL.
  • Shipping Leads on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $29,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $42,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $38,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $31,000
  • Industries with the highest Shipping Lead salaries are Internet, Transportation and Technology.

Average Shipping Lead Salary Over Time

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    YearAvg. salaryHourly rate% Change

    How Much Do Shipping Leads Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, Shipping Lead salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that Internet, Transportation, and Technology companies tend to offer much higher salaries for Shipping Leads. For example, Shipping Leads make a whopping average salary of $38,576 while working for Internet companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $38,257 at Transportation companies and $37,337 at Technology companies. But Shipping Leads may want to avoid working in the Retail industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $35,597.
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    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Receiving Coordinator

    Avg. salary: $32,691

    Receiving coordinators keep records and verify the contents of shipping data. It requires arranging transportation of products as well as preparing incoming and outgoing products for shipping. A receiving coordinator will need to be conventional, logical, efficient, orderly, and organized for this role. They also need to follow all company guidelines and meet quality standards.
    69,196 Receiving Coordinator Jobs
    Receiving Supervisor

    Avg. salary: $39,030

    A receiving supervisor manages and directs the activities of teams receiving and handling deliveries and items. Receiving supervisors coordinate and support the operations in their department. They decide on the unloading, intake, storage, and distribution of the items. It is part of their job to train their staff in handling, sorting, and maintaining stock and associated problems. They assess reports and provide a response to quality-related issues. Also, they identify work procedures, expedite workflow, and prepare their work schedule.
    20,661 Receiving Supervisor Jobs
    Material Handler Lead

    Avg. salary: $32,950

    A material handler lead, also known as a package handler, warehouse associate, or hand laborer, manually moves products, merchandise, stock, and other materials. This role tends to be found within supply chains, manufacturing, production, shipping, storage, or customer receiving. This role entails maintaining inventory, taking note of the location of stock, verifying production orders, loading delivery trucks, and filling client orders. They also need to ensure safety in the working area and maintain accurate documentation of the materials that are being shipped.
    57,444 Material Handler Lead Jobs
    Shipping And Receiving Supervisor

    Avg. salary: $40,378

    A shipping and receiving supervisor streamlines the shipping process for a more efficient company. The supervisors oversee and maintain the supplies and inventory through product receipt, storage, and delivery. They supervise employees who confirm and record shipment receipt, prepare items for shipping, and load and unload purchases. Supervisors should be equipped with leadership, effective communication, conflict resolution, and time management skills. They are also expected to delegate and have confidence.
    23,736 Shipping And Receiving Supervisor Jobs
    Warehouse Lead

    Avg. salary: $39,857

    Warehouse leads are responsible for supply chain management in distribution centers. Their duties and responsibilities include supervising employees and evaluating their performance, meeting safety regulations, and monitoring deliveries and shipments. They are the ones who interact with customers and clients to resolve any delivery issues that may arise. They also help with some administrative tasks such as order and invoice processing and maintenance. This role applies to those with excellent communication skills, leadership capabilities, and strong attention to detail.
    159,284 Warehouse Lead Jobs
    Shipping And Receiving Coordinator

    Avg. salary: $29,780

    A Shipping and Receiving Coordinator oversees the shipment and deliveries of products in a warehouse or organization. One must have an efficient organization, and communication skills as most of the duties include shipping and receiving merchandise and maintain accurate and proactive control of inventory. Additionally, a Shipping and Receiving Coordinator can have different tasks such as loading and unloading products, stacking up shelves and keeping it up to the standards of company policies, inspect the merchandise, and communicate with customers.
    188,369 Shipping And Receiving Coordinator Jobs
    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Receiving Coordinator$32,692$2,724$15.7269,196
    Receiving Supervisor$39,030$3,253$18.7620,661
    Material Handler Lead$32,951$2,746$15.8457,444
    Shipping And Receiving Supervisor$40,378$3,365$19.4123,736
    Warehouse Lead$39,857$3,321$19.16159,284
    Shipping And Receiving Coordinator$29,781$2,482$14.32188,369
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    Shipping Lead Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a Shipping Lead 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.
    Experience LevelAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
    Entry Level$26,900$12.94
    Mid Level$34,700$16.69
    Senior Level$45,700$21.98

    Which Companies Pay Shipping Leads The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a Shipping Lead, being employed by a company such as Nri Staffing or Kuehne + Nagel International AG would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Lippert Components and Airgas also report highly competitive salaries for Shipping Leads.

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    Recently Added Shipping Lead Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Total Staffing SolutionsShipping Lead SupervisorRomeoville, IL12/28/2021$41,218
    Pitney BowesShipping Lead-M-F and Tues-Sat 7AM PMAtlanta, GA12/21/2021$41,740
    Mi Windows and DoorsTeam Leader/Shipping-Night Shift-atFlower Mound, TX12/20/2021$45,914
    Connectus CorporationShipping LeadKing of Prussia, PA12/18/2021$55,000
    Cornerstone Building BrandsShipping LeaderAtwater, CA12/18/2021$62,610
    Connectus CorporationShipping LeadKing of Prussia, PA12/18/2021$55,000
    Cornerstone Building BrandsShipping LeaderAtwater, CA12/18/2021$62,610
    Mi Windows and DoorsTeam Leader/Shipping-Night Shift-atFlower Mound, TX12/17/2021$45,914
    Eaton CorporationShipping Team Lead (2ND Shift)Greenwood, SC12/17/2021$37,441
    Eaton CorporationShipping Team Lead (2ND Shift)Greenwood, SC12/17/2021$37,441

    Average Shipping Lead Salary by Demographic

    Shipping Lead Gender Pay Gap

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    Median Shipping Lead Income by Race
    Asian Shipping Leads have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American Shipping Leads have the lowest average salary at $34,608.
    Black or African American
    Hispanic or Latino
    Black or African American$34,608
    Hispanic or Latino$34,706
    Average Shipping Lead Salary by Education Level
    Shipping Leads with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $36,089 annually. With a High School Diploma degree, Shipping Leads earn a median annual income of $35,568 compared to $35,550 for Shipping Leads with an Associate degree.
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    High School Diploma or Less$35,568
    Some College/ Associate Degree$35,550
    Bachelor's Degree$36,089