Health and Safety Manager Salary

With a little over a 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 $48K to $109K per year and averages out to $75K annually. In the world of Health and Safety Managers, overall income ranges from $48K near the bottom to $109K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $49K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. 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. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$49,952 - $105,231
$50K
$75K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,846
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50%
90%

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$15.00 - $38.65
$15
$26
$39
MEDIAN: $26.26
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90%

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$0$109K
Salary $49,952 - $105,231
Bonus $997 - $14,649
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $49,316
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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$48,403 - $109,450
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 271
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $15.00 - $38.65
Hourly Tips $11.20
Overtime $19.87 - $60.47
Annual Data $0$109K
Bonus $997 - $14,649
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $49,316
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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$48,403 - $109,450
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 24

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Health and Safety Manager


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While Health and Safety Managers do not often become Environmental Health & Safety Directors, the job pays $105K per year on average. Many Health and Safety Managers go on to become Safety Managers or Environmental Health & Safety Managers despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $14K lower and $1K lower, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Health and Safety Manager

Pay by Experience for a Health and Safety Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Health and Safety Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 104 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Health and Safety Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 119 salaries. An experienced Health and Safety Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 113 salaries. A Health and Safety Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 67 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $76,502

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Health and Safety Managers, Dallas offers exceptional salaries, 39 percent above the national average. Health and Safety Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+28 percent), San Francisco (+25 percent), Denver (+17 percent), and New York (+14 percent). Falling short of the national average by 2 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Nashville.

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Key Stats for Health and Safety Manager

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Health and Safety Manager Salaries

▲6%

▲3%

National Average
$77,000

▼2%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Health and Safety Manager Salaries

Industrial Hygiene
▲32%

Environmental Compliance
▲7%




National Average
$77,000

Training Program Development
▼22%

Training
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 11%
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