Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping Salary

Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just under two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $63K annually on average but can range from $35K to $95K per year. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and just over a half receive dental plans. For the most part, Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 83 percent of Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors are male. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$40,057 - $92,167
(Median)
$40K
$63K
$92K
MEDIAN: $63,161
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$9.79 - $18.38
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,057 - $92,167  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,286  
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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$35,428 - $95,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 206
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $18.38  
   
Overtime
$17.55 - $26.11  
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 - $10,286  
   
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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$35,428 - $95,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $52K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $64K. For Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $65K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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
$63,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 23%
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