Food Safety Director Salary

Food Safety Directors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent more than two-thirds of Food Safety Directors. Salaries average out to around $90K annually and spread from $49K to $158K per year. Work is enjoyable for Food Safety Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$50,531 - $140,482
(Median)
$51K
$90K
$140K
MEDIAN: $89,859
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Salary
$50,531 - $140,482  
   
Bonus
$15.32 - $25,518  
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $17,295  
Total Pay (?
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$49,377 - $157,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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Job Description for Food Safety Director

Large scale companies that create or process foods and food items are the typical employer of a food safety director. This upper level manager oversees all aspects of safe food handling, storage, and shipping for the company, ensuring that perishable items are kept safe for human consumption until the organization delivers the product. The food safety director likely works closely with a quality control department or manager, as well as with risk management personnel in this endeavor. The director is always mindful of the fact that unsafe food operations can not only be dangerous to consumers but also costly in terms of waste. This can also possibly create adverse marketing and branding conditions.

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Food Safety Director Tasks

  • Communicate with regulatory agencies.
  • Investigate accidents and finalize risk mitigation plans in food safety, sanitation, and microbiology.
  • Lead long-term strategic direction of food safety.
  • Work with operations, loss prevention, human resources, and risk management to ensure consistency in policies and training.

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Pay by Experience Level for Food Safety Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $55K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $84K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $113K. For some reason, Food Safety Directors with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $101K.

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Experience Affects Food Safety Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$92,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 40%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 9%
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