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Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping Salary

Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just below two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $64K per year on average but can range from $35K to $96K per year. Most Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Between a fifth and a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and over one-half claim dental coverage as well. The vast majority of Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors (85 percent) survey respondents are men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$40,081 - $92,188
(Median)
$40K
$64K
$92K
MEDIAN: $63,572
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50%
90%

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$9.93 - $18.17
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,081 - $92,188  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,178  
Profit Sharing
$3,000 - $6,000  
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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$35,345 - $95,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 212
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $18.17  
   
Overtime
$17.55 - $26.11  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,178  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000 - $6,000  
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).
)
$35,345 - $95,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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Job Description for Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping

  • Conduct trainings on standard procedures, hazardous materials, work hours, and other compliance concerns.
  • Respond to, evaluate, and recommend precautions for emergencies, accidents and damaged goods.
  • Interpret regulations into enforceable organization-wide policies that ensure safety and security of transportation of goods.
  • Review and keep up to date permits, licenses and other safety paperwork.

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Pay by Experience Level for Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $50K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $65K. For Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $67K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $65K.

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Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping in Davenport:
"Women In Trucking - Knowledge Is Power."
Most of the industry is still male, while there are women in safety, the majority of drivers are still men. But it is an amazing career, I work with compliance issues, hire, train and when necessary terminate. I handle Auto-liability and workers compensation, I develop our reports and do both driver, office and satellite training. The job is limitless and very rewarding.

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Experience Affects Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 22%
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