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Health and Safety Manager Salary (United States)

With just below three-fifths 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 annually. With some bonuses approaching $11K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Health and Safety Managers spread between $45K and $108K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Health and Safety Managers who answered the questionnnaire.
Health and Safety Manager Salary (?
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$47,842 - $103,312
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MEDIAN: $72,462
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Health and Safety Manager Salary (?
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$14.76 - $35.23
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,842 - $103,312  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,869  
Profit Sharing
$75.50 - $14,899  
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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$44,795 - $107,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 445
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.76 - $35.23  
   
Overtime
$17.36 - $44.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,869  
   
Profit Sharing
$75.50 - $14,899  
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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$44,795 - $107,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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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Many Health and Safety Managers move into an Environmental Health & Safety Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Environmental Health & Safety Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Health and Safety Managers.

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Popular Skills for Health and Safety Manager

Survey takers who work as Health and Safety Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, facility with Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Compliance, and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent, 12 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Those proficient in OSHA Compliance are, more often than not, also skilled in Industrial Hygiene.

Pay by Experience Level for Health and Safety Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Health and Safety Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $58K, 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 $78K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $89K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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Chicago
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Dallas
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Atlanta
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National Average
$73,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Health and Safety Managers, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 27 percent above the national average. Health and Safety Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+19 percent) and Dallas (+3 percent).

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 23%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
$73,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Health and Safety Manager Salaries

Industrial Hygiene
up arrow 39%
Environmental Compliance
up arrow 12%
OSHA Compliance
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National Average
$73,000

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

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