Average Food Safety Director Salary

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The average salary for a Food Safety Director is $86,674.
MEDIAN $86,674
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$47k - $144k
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$45k - $163k

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Job Description for Food Safety Director

Food Safety Director Tasks
  • Lead long-term strategic direction of food safety.
  • Work with operations, loss prevention, human resources, and risk management to ensure consistency in policies and training.
  • Communicate with regulatory agencies.
  • Investigate accidents and finalize risk mitigation plans in food safety, sanitation, and microbiology.

Career Paths

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Food Safety Director
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Director of Operations
Quality Control Supervisor (Food / Bever...
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Popular Skills for Food Safety Director

Skills in Food Safety are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Regulatory Compliance, Writing Procedures & Documentation, Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Internal Audit.

Pay by Experience Level for Food Safety Director

An early career Food Safety Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,500 based on 17 salaries. A mid-career Food Safety Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Food Safety Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 30 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $125,105.
Employees with Food Safety Director in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 46.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (44.2% more) and Los Angeles, California (34.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Riverside, California (27.9% less).

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