Health and Safety Manager Salary

With over one-half of Health and Safety Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $45K to $108K per year and averages out to $72K per year. In the world of Health and Safety Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $45K and $108K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $11K and $14K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Male Health and Safety Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Work is enjoyable for Health and Safety Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$48,241 - $103,582

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$14.76 - $35.23

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,241 - $103,582  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,665  
Profit Sharing
$287.50 - $13,500  
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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$45,392 - $107,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 541
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.76 - $35.23  
   
Overtime
$18.50 - $45.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,665  
   
Profit Sharing
$287.50 - $13,500  
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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$45,392 - $107,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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Job Description for Health and Safety Manager

A health and safety manager is responsible for maintaining organizational standards of health and safety; they also may oversee a health and safety department. A health and safety manager must make sure that all codes and regulations are followed. They are responsible for a number of other duties if they are in a managerial role, such as training, scheduling, firing, and leading their health and safety team. Computer skills are necessary, as most health and safety managers must be able to type and run various company reports.

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Health and Safety Manager Tasks

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant all health and safety regulations.
  • Develop and implement environment, health, and safety compliance plans.
  • Provide health and safety training to all employees.
  • Manage injury and compliance investigations.

Common Career Paths for Health and Safety Manager


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Health and Safety Managers who transition into an upper level Environmental Health & Safety Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Environmental Health & Safety Manager makes $74K a year.

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Health and Safety Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Compliance, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 40 percent, 14 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Training and Training Program Development as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Many workers who know OSHA Compliance also know Safety Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Health and Safety Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Health and Safety Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $60K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $69K. Health and Safety Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $77K. Health and Safety Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $86K.

Health and Safety Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Health and Safety Manager in Milwaukee:
"Career Advice: Technical Leadership."
Be a technical leader and have the courage to take on change. Safety leadership takes the guts to show you care about people even when they don't want to hear what you have to say. Intervene on their behalf in order to make their jobs easier, and to protect them from harm. All of your initiative need to have a plan, the Chief Financial Officer needs to see a solid Return on Investment (ROI) for the company. Study and learn to apply Engineering Economics to your initiatives in order to build your ROI case. Join a professional association, such as ASSE or AIHA, and become active in your local sections. This will enable you to meet your peers and network and work through technical issues as they arise. Lastly, earn your certifications from ABIH, BCSP and IHMM. They are the gold standards in the industry and will keep you sharp and competent in your respective fields of expertise for years to come.

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Experience Affects Health and Safety Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$72,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Health and Safety Manager Salaries

Industrial Hygiene
up arrow 40%

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 14%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 10%

OSHA Compliance
up arrow 3%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 3%

National Average
$72,000

Training Program Development
up arrow 10%

Training
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 10%
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