Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping Salary

With nearly three-fifths of Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors is $65K per year and can range from $36K on the lower end to $97K per year near the higher end. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and over one-half receive dental plans. Men make up the vast majority of Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors (84 percent) who took the survey. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$41,301 - $95,466
(Median)
$41K
$65K
$95K
MEDIAN: $65,414
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$10.30 - $22.07
(Median)
$10
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,301 - $95,466  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,960  
Profit Sharing
$4,880  
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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$36,267 - $97,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 194
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $22.07  
   
Overtime
$25.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,880  
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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$36,267 - $97,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Job Description for Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping

Safety directors of transportation and shipping are responsible for ensuring the safe shipping/transportation practices of their companies and that any unsafe operations are suspended immediately. Operations which have the potential to be unsafe may require a company meeting to come to a solution, and these safety directors may also call for mandatory meetings on the topic of safety. Training sessions may be carried out briefly or over a period of time to ensure that all employees adhere to all safe workplace practices.

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Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping Tasks

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping


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Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors who transition into an upper level Safety Director position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Safety Director makes $68K a year.

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Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors note just a narrow range of job skills. Regulatory Compliance and Safety Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $52K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $65K. For Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $70K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $71K.

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
$64,000

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

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 7%

Safety Compliance
0%

National Average
$64,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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