Food Safety Director Salary (United States)

Food Safety Directors in the United States typically earn six-figure salaries ($107,679) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Women Food Safety Directors just slightly outnumber men in the field. The majority of Food Safety Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Food Safety Director Salary (?
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$50,207 - $145,018
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MEDIAN: $96,877
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National Salary Data

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$50,207 - $145,018  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $25,269  
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $17,295  
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$46,540 - $158,764  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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Job Description for Food Safety Director

  • 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.
Surpassing six figures, earnings reach $114K after five to 10 years, and typically start at $53K. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $119K. After working for two decades in the field, Food Safety Directors experience a drop in salary, averaging $111K. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Experience Affects Food Safety Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Late-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$108,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 51%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 6%
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