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.

$44,941 - $103,638
$45K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,841
10%
50%
90%

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$8.07 - $24.45
$8
$14
$24
MEDIAN: $14.42
10%
50%
90%

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$0$104K
Salary $44,941 - $103,638
Bonus $405.47 - $13,315
Profit Sharing $0.00
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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$32,876 - $104,846
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 75
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $8.07 - $24.45
Overtime $11.50
Annual Data $0$104K
Bonus $405.47 - $13,315
Profit Sharing $0.00
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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$32,876 - $104,846
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping


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Transportation and Shipping Safety Directors who go on to become Safety Directors may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Safety Director, an upper-level role, pays $69K.

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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.

Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping?

Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping in Pittsburgh:
Pros: I'm motivated to improve the success with our company rebrand into the next generation.
Cons: Not enough assistance with my daily duties.

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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Key Stats for Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
34%

Experience Affects Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

National Average
$69,000

Experienced
▼4%

Mid-Career
▼12%

Entry-Level
▼28%

Skills That Affect Safety Director, Transportation/Shipping Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
▼0%

National Average
$69,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 20%