Just below two-thirds of Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $38K to $104K per year, but median earnings come to around $70K annually. With some bonuses approaching $12K, overall incomes of Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors generally spread between $38K and $104K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors who answered the questionnnaire. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a little less than one-half have dental, too. Job satisfaction for Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$40,625 - $104,295
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MEDIAN: $70,089
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$8.14 - $23.43
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,625 - $104,295  
   
Bonus
$397.32 - $12,080  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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$38,391 - $104,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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Hourly Rate
$8.14 - $23.43  
   
Overtime
$24.75  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$397.32 - $12,080  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$38,391 - $104,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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.

Common Career Paths for Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping


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Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors who go on to become Safety Directors may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Safety Director, an upper-level role, pays $69K.

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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 many Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $50K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $59K. Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors bring in $68K after working for 10 to 20 years. Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $75K on average.

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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
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
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Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$68,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
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National Average
$68,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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