Health and Safety Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and a little over a half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $74K annually, but may range from $49K to $109K per year. In the world of Health and Safety Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $49K and $109K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $12K and $7K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Health and Safety Managers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. 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. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$50,237 - $105,145
(Median)
$50K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $73,532
10%
50%
90%

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$15.20 - $39.08
(Median)
$15
$26
$39
MEDIAN: $26.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,237 - $105,145  
   
Bonus
$514 - $12,411  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,149  
Total Pay (?
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$48,957 - $109,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 320
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.20 - $39.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$11.20  
Overtime
$19.80 - $59.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$514 - $12,411  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,149  
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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$48,957 - $109,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Environmental Health & Safety Director, where median compensation is $104K annually. It is not uncommon for a Health and Safety Manager to continue on to become a Safety Manager or an Environmental Health & Safety Manager.

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Pay by Experience Level for Health and Safety Manager

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $64K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $75K. Health and Safety Managers bring in $80K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,221

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

For Health and Safety Managers, busy Dallas offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 43 percent above the national average. Health and Safety Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+40 percent), San Francisco (+29 percent), Denver (+21 percent), and New York (+18 percent).

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Experience Affects Health and Safety Manager Salaries




National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Health and Safety Manager Salaries

Industrial Hygiene
up arrow 36%

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 10%


OSHA Compliance
up arrow 1%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$74,000

Training Program Development
up arrow 20%

Training
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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