Health and Safety Manager Salary

Slightly more than half of Health and Safety Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $45K to $108K per year, and the average comes out to $72K per year. 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. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Health and Safety Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Health and Safety Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$48,171 - $103,698
(Median)
$48K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,028
10%
50%
90%

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$14.82 - $35.00
(Median)
$15
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,171 - $103,698  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,665  
Profit Sharing
$77.28 - $14,544  
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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$45,349 - $107,586  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 537
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.82 - $35.00  
   
Overtime
$19.57 - $44.74  
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 - $10,665  
   
Profit Sharing
$77.28 - $14,544  
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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$45,349 - $107,586  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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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For Health and Safety Managers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Health and Safety Managers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Environmental Health & Safety Manager.

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Survey results imply that Health and Safety Managers put a diverse skill set to use. 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. Those listing Training and Training Program Development as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Competency in OSHA Compliance frequently indicates 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. The average beginner in this position makes around $59K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $69K. Health and Safety Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $78K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $87K on average.

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 21%

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 4%

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 105 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
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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