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Safety Director, Construction Salary

The majority of Construction Safety Directors in the United States — slightly less than two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $44K to $104K per year, and the median is $69K annually. Total cash compensation to Construction Safety Directors ranges from $44K on the lower end to $104K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $15K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$44,678 - $100,581
(Median)
45K
54K
69K
87K
100K
MEDIAN: $68,563
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$14.74 - $39.38
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,678 - $100,581  
   
Bonus
$308.13 - $14,544  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $14,795  
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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$43,870 - $103,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 231
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.74 - $39.38  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $44.26  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$308.13 - $14,544  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $14,795  
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).
)
$43,870 - $103,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Job Description for Safety Director, Construction

  • 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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Popular Skills for Safety Director, Construction


Construction Safety Directors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Safety Compliance, Project Management, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Director, Construction

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Construction Safety Directors. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $53K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $65K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Construction Safety Directors make a median salary of $80K. Construction Safety Directors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $84K.

Safety Director, Construction Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Safety Director, Construction in San Francisco:
"Coaching."
Be a coach and team player. Do not be the "Safety Police". Teach and share experiences and best management practices.

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Experience Affects Safety Director, Construction Salaries



National Average
$70,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Skills That Affect Safety Director, Construction Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 13%

Project Management
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$70,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 16%