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Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping Salary

The majority of Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors in the United States — just below two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $34K to $93K per year, and the median is $61K annually. For the most part, Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and over one-half have dental, too. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$38,198 - $89,090
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MEDIAN: $60,839
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$9.70 - $19.58
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$38,198 - $89,090  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,110  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $5,042  
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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$33,597 - $92,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 247
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $19.58  
   
Overtime
$11.88 - $34.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,110  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $5,042  
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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$33,597 - $92,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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.


For Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $46K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $62K. On average, Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors make $64K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping Advice

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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
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 23%