Health and Safety Manager Salary

With just under 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 $46K to $109K per year and averages out to $72K per year. In the world of Health and Safety Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $46K and $109K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $11K and $14K, respectively. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Health and Safety Managers survey respondents are men (78 percent). A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$48,278 - $104,645
(Median)
$48K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,104
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$15.06 - $35.12
(Median)
$15
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,278 - $104,645  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,788  
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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$45,524 - $108,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 506
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.06 - $35.12  
   
Overtime
$19.73 - $44.85  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,788  
   
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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$45,524 - $108,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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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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Survey results show that Health and Safety Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Industrial Hygiene, Training Program Development, and Environmental Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 40 percent, 28 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Experience with OSHA Compliance is often linked with knowledge of Safety 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $59K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $69K. On average, Health and Safety Managers make $78K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $89K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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 9%

National Average
$72,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Health and Safety Manager Salaries

Industrial Hygiene
up arrow 40%

Training Program Development
up arrow 28%

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 13%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 9%


OSHA Compliance
up arrow 4%

National Average
$72,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%