Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping Salary

Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent slightly less than two-thirds of Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors. Salaries average out to around $72K per year and spread from $38K to $104K per year. Final cash compensation to Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors varies from around $38K to approximately $104K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $12K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although roughly a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and nearly one-half get dental coverage, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors survey respondents are men (74 percent). The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,288 - $106,916
$42K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,699
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50%
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$8.30 - $23.04
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$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,288 - $106,916  
   
Bonus
$391.49 - $12,255  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$38,101 - $104,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.30 - $23.04  
   
Overtime
$24.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$391.49 - $12,255  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$38,101 - $104,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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Job Description for Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping

Safety directors in transportation/shipping work for companies which send goods from place to place and ensure that safety protocols are being met at all times. They also ensure that vehicles are maintained according to company standards and local and federal regulations.

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Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Safety Director. Median pay for Safety Directors is $69K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping

Pay by Experience for a Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping has a positive trend. An entry-level Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 25 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 39 salaries. A Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 32 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working as a Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping?

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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Key Stats for Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

National Average
$69,000

Experienced
▼4%

Mid-Career
▼11%

Entry-Level
▼28%

Skills That Affect Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
▼0%

National Average
$69,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 27%
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