Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping Salary

Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just below two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $35K to $95K per year, median earnings come to $63K annually. Most Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 83 percent of Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors are male. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and just over a half have dental coverage, just under a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$40,097 - $92,345
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$40K
$63K
$92K
MEDIAN: $63,390
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$9.79 - $18.38
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$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,097 - $92,345  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,310  
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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$35,462 - $95,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 202
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $18.38  
   
Overtime
$17.55 - $26.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,310  
   
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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$35,462 - $95,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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.


Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $52K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $64K. For Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $66K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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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

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Late-Career
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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 52 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 23%
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