Safety Director, Construction Salary

The majority of Construction Safety Directors in the United States — approximately two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $45K to $111K per year, and the median is $73K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Construction Safety Directors who answered the questionnnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$45,850 - $112,376
$46K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $73,337
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50%
90%

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$18.25 - $51.29
$18
$25
$51
MEDIAN: $25.00
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$0$112K
Salary $45,850 - $112,376
Bonus $974 - $10,137
Profit Sharing $2,035
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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$45,179 - $110,612
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 67
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $18.25 - $51.29
Overtime $38.50
Annual Data $0$110K
Bonus $974 - $10,137
Profit Sharing $2,035
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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$45,179 - $110,612
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

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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 transition into an Environmental Health & Safety Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $105K per year. A lot of Construction Safety Directors advance their careers by becoming Construction Safety Managers and Safety Directors. However, those positions offer $9K less and $5K less per year on average.

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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, Microsoft Office, Safety Compliance, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 14 percent. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Director, Construction

Pay by Experience for a Safety Director, Construction has a positive trend. An entry-level Safety Director, Construction with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Safety Director, Construction with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Safety Director, Construction which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 41 salaries. A Safety Director, Construction with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Safety Director, Construction

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Safety Director, Construction Salaries

▲18%

▲13%

▼0%

National Average
$75,000

▼33%

Skills That Affect Safety Director, Construction Salaries

OSHA Compliance
▲14%


Safety Compliance
▲6%



Project Management
▲2%

National Average
$75,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 10%
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