Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping Salary

With three in five of Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $36K to $97K per year and averages out to $65K per year. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. While some workers in this profession — one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and just over a half have dental insurance. There are far more male Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors survey respondents than women, making up 84 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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

  • 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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For Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Safety Director.

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Survey results show that Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors typically report just a few professional 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.


Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $52K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $65K. Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors bring in $70K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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.

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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
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

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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