Safety Director, Construction Salary

With just under two-thirds of Construction Safety Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Construction Safety Directors is $76K annually and can range from $46K on the lower end to $120K per year near the higher end. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Construction Safety Directors is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,079 - $119,435
(Median)
$49K
$76K
$120K
MEDIAN: $75,845
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50%
90%

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$13.28 - $44.04
(Median)
$13
$26
$44
MEDIAN: $26.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,079 - $119,435  
   
Bonus
$500 - $14,639  
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$45,747 - $120,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $44.04  
   
Overtime
$39.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$500 - $14,639  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$45,747 - $120,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Job Description for Safety Director, Construction

Construction safety directors are responsible for ensuring that construction jobs are carried out according to all relevant laws and OSHA regulations. They may oversee the safety efforts of several construction sites at a time, depending on the projects in which their companies are involved.

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Safety Director, Construction Tasks

  • Develop and implement ongoing field safety training.
  • Oversee company compliance with federal, state and local safety regulations.
  • Develop and implement all risk management and safety operations for the home office and at various jobsite locations.
  • Enforce safety policies.

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At the upper end, Construction Safety Directors who move into an Environmental Health & Safety Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Environmental Health & Safety Directors is a much higher $104K per year.

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Popular Skills for Safety Director, Construction


Construction Safety Directors note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Safety Compliance, Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Director, Construction

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


Construction Safety Directors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average beginner in this position makes around $55K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $76K. On average, Construction Safety Directors make $93K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $94K.

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Experience Affects Safety Director, Construction Salaries



National Average
$78,000



Skills That Affect Safety Director, Construction Salaries

Safety Compliance
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National Average
$78,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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