Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping Salary

The majority of Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors in the United States — slightly less than two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $34K to $95K per year, and the median is $63K per year. Male Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. While some workers in this profession — between a fifth and a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Most Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$39,546 - $91,605
(Median)
$40K
$63K
$92K
MEDIAN: $62,893
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$8.26 - $18.76
(Median)
$8
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,546 - $91,605  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,116  
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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$34,396 - $95,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 221
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$8.26 - $18.76  
   
Overtime
$14.63 - $25.87  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,116  
   
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).
)
$34,396 - $95,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $49K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $64K. Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $66K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $65K on average.

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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
$62,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 23%