Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping Salary

Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with close to three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $63K annually on average but can range from $36K to $95K per year. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly more than half. Job satisfaction for Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors is high. The vast majority of Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors (84 percent) who took the survey are men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,460 - $92,554

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$9.70 - $18.55

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,460 - $92,554  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,323  
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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$36,133 - $95,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 198
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $18.55  
   
Overtime
$17.55 - $26.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,323  
   
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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$36,133 - $95,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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.


For Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $52K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $63K. For Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $66K. 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 $67K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 23%
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