Safety Director, Construction Salary
Construction Safety Directors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just under two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $73K per year on average but can range from $45K to $108K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Construction Safety Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Construction Safety Directors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
|Salary||$45,478 - $102,129|
|Bonus||$592 - $10,256|
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|$45,364 - $108,109|
|Bonus||$592 - $10,256|
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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.Read More...
It is often necessary to observe safety standards and conduct evaluations first-hand, which may involve exposure to uncomfortable work conditions such as noise, heat, and cramped spaces. These safety directors conduct evaluations and reports on a periodic basis to ensure that all safety standards are met, and when there are accidents on the job they may need to investigate what went wrong so it can be prevented in the future. It is also important to be in good physical health, as the job may require bending and stooping, as well as standing and walking for long periods of time.
A bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety or a related field is generally required for this position, and it is important to stay up-to-date with changes in all relevant laws so they can be applied in workplaces. Construction safety directors are often in charge of providing training to new and current employees when new safety regulations and laws are introduced, and may also work with companies' management to develop new company policies.
Safety Director, Construction Tasks
- Develop and implement all risk management and safety operations for the home office and at various jobsite locations.
- Enforce safety policies.
- Develop and implement ongoing field safety training.
- Oversee company compliance with federal, state and local safety regulations.
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Popular Skills for Safety Director, Construction
Construction Safety Directors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in OSHA Compliance, Safety Compliance, Microsoft Office, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 percent. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $52K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $76K. Construction Safety Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $83K. Construction Safety Directors 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 $90K on average.
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