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, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Health and Safety Managers is $72K per year and can range from $45K on the lower end to $108K per year near the higher end. Total cash earnings of Health and Safety Managers range from $45K on the low end to $108K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $11K and $15K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Health and Safety Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Health and Safety Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$48,206 - $103,640
(Median)
$48K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,041
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$14.82 - $35.00
(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
$48,206 - $103,640  
   
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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$45,392 - $107,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 539
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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$45,392 - $107,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Health and Safety Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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. Training and Training Program Development, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Those with knowledge of OSHA Compliance tend to be skilled in Safety Compliance as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Health and Safety Manager

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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 $68K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $78K in this role. Health and Safety Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $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 5%

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 4%

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 110 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
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 10%
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