Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping Salary
Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent roughly three in five of Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors. Salaries average out to around $73K per year and spread from $38K to $104K per year. Total cash compensation for Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors generally runs between $38K and $104K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $11K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and slightly more than half receive dental plans. Most Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 80 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$44,941 - $103,638|
|Bonus||$405.47 - $13,315|
|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).)
|$32,876 - $104,846|
|Hourly Rate||$8.07 - $24.45|
|Bonus||$405.47 - $13,315|
|Total Pay (||$32,876 - $104,846|
Job Description for Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping
Safety directors in transportation/shipping work for companies which send goods from place to place and ensure that safety protocols are being met at all times. They also ensure that vehicles are maintained according to company standards and local and federal regulations.Read More...
These safety directors may conduct audits to ensure that employees are adhering to given rules, as well as train new drivers, provide follow-up training, and issue certificates. They must ensure that all licenses, qualifications, and certifications among employees are current and valid, and they may also process and organize paperwork including forms, records, and other files. Some may administer safety training, so teaching and public speaking skills are beneficial in this position, and they may also create safety protocols and investigate accidents to determine what actions should be taken.
Broad knowledge of DOT regulations and other applicable laws is important for transportation/shipping safety directors, and a valid driver's license and CPR/first aid certification may also be required. Strong computer skills are necessary for communication, record-keeping, and similar tasks, and a high school diploma and many years of relevant experience are also required. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping Tasks
- 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.
- 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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping
Pay by Experience for a Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping has a positive trend. An entry-level Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 25 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 39 salaries. A Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 32 salaries.
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