Safety Director, Construction Salary

With just under two-thirds of Construction Safety Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $44K to $108K per year and averages out to $73K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. Job satisfaction for Construction Safety Directors is high. Male Construction Safety Directors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$45,068 - $103,424
$45K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,705
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50%
90%

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$18.12 - $51.65
$18
$31
$52
MEDIAN: $30.60
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,068 - $103,424  
   
Bonus
$970 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
Total Pay (?
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$44,430 - $107,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.12 - $51.65  
   
Overtime
$45.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$970 - $10,304  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$44,430 - $107,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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 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.

Common Career Paths for Safety Director, Construction


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Construction Safety Directors who go on to become Environmental Health & Safety Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Environmental Health & Safety Directors is $105K annually. Many Construction Safety Directors choose to become Construction Safety Managers and Safety Directors as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $9K less and $6K less, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Safety Director, Construction


Construction Safety Directors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in OSHA Compliance, Microsoft Office, Safety Compliance, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 percent. 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.


For many Construction Safety Directors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $50K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $75K. For Construction Safety Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $84K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $88K on average.

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Key Stats for Safety Director, Construction

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Safety Director, Construction Salaries

▲18%

▲12%

▼0%

National Average
$75,000

▼33%

Skills That Affect Safety Director, Construction Salaries

OSHA Compliance
▲13%


Safety Compliance
▲5%

Project Management
▲2%



National Average
$75,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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