Construction Safety Directors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just below two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $73K per year, but may range from $45K to $108K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,549 - $101,611
(Median)
$46K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,987
10%
50%
90%

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$20.35 - $44.22
(Median)
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$33
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MEDIAN: $32.00
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,549 - $101,611  
   
Bonus
$970 - $10,365  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$45,387 - $108,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$32.73  
   
Overtime
$49.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$970 - $10,365  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$45,387 - $108,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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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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As Construction Safety Directors transition into upper-level roles such as Environmental Health & Safety Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Environmental Health & Safety Directors earn $104K on average per year.

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Popular Skills for Safety Director, Construction


Survey results suggest that Construction Safety Directors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in OSHA Compliance, Safety Compliance, Microsoft Office, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $49K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $76K. Construction Safety Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $80K. Construction Safety Directors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $93K.

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Experience Affects Safety Director, Construction Salaries




National Average
$75,000


Skills That Affect Safety Director, Construction Salaries

OSHA Compliance
up arrow 15%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$75,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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