Health and Safety Manager Salary

Health and Safety Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up over one-half of Health and Safety Managers. Pay fluctuates from $46K to $108K per year, but expected earnings average $73K per year. Total cash compensation for Health and Safety Managers runs from $46K to $108K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $12K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Health and Safety Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Health and Safety Managers survey respondents are men (75 percent). A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$48,051 - $103,164
(Median)
$48K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,906
10%
50%
90%

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$15.01 - $36.76
(Median)
$15
$24
$37
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,051 - $103,164  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,491  
Profit Sharing
$73.40 - $12,255  
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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$45,754 - $107,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 557
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.01 - $36.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$11.20  
Overtime
$17.52 - $52.99  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,491  
   
Profit Sharing
$73.40 - $12,255  
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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$45,754 - $107,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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 tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Environmental Health & Safety Manager. The two jobs pay about the same on average.

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Health and Safety Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Industrial Hygiene, Regulatory Compliance, and Environmental Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent, 12 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Training and Training Program Development, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Safety Compliance is a skill commonly found among those who know OSHA Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Health and Safety Manager

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


For Health and Safety Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $60K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $71K. Health and Safety Managers see a median salary of $79K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $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 17%


National Average
$73,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Health and Safety Manager Salaries

Industrial Hygiene
up arrow 37%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 12%

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 11%

OSHA Compliance
up arrow 3%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 2%

National Average
$73,000

Training Program Development
up arrow 11%

Training
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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