Food Safety Director Salary

On average, Food Safety Directors in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($100K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men make up a slight majority of Food Safety Directors (52 percent) who responded to the survey. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$43,631 - $137,592
$44K
$78K
$140K
MEDIAN: $77,525
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50%
90%

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$15.72 - $19.12
$17
MEDIAN: $17.30
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$0$157K
Salary $43,631 - $137,592
Bonus $1,949 - $27,690
Total Pay (?
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$37,079 - $157,091
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 46
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $17.30
Overtime $28.00
Annual Data $0$157K
Bonus $1,949 - $27,690
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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$37,079 - $157,091
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

Job Description for Food Safety Director

Large scale companies that create or process foods and food items are the typical employer of a food safety director. This upper level manager oversees all aspects of safe food handling, storage, and shipping for the company, ensuring that perishable items are kept safe for human consumption until the organization delivers the product. The food safety director likely works closely with a quality control department or manager, as well as with risk management personnel in this endeavor. The director is always mindful of the fact that unsafe food operations can not only be dangerous to consumers but also costly in terms of waste. This can also possibly create adverse marketing and branding conditions.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Food Safety Director

Pay by Experience for a Food Safety Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Food Safety Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 11 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Food Safety Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Food Safety Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 14 salaries. A Food Safety Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $148,000 based on 12 salaries.

Key Stats for Food Safety Director

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
25%

Experience Affects Food Safety Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲92%

Experienced
▲44%

Mid-Career
▲10%

National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 10%