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.

$45,478 - $102,129
$45K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,097
10%
50%
90%

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$21.25 - $40.23
$31
MEDIAN: $31.10
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$45,478 - $102,129  
   
Bonus
$592 - $10,256  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
Total Pay (?
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$45,364 - $108,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$31.10  
   
Overtime
$45.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$592 - $10,256  
   
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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$45,364 - $108,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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.

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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.

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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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Key Stats for Safety Director, Construction

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
048
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
15%
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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 13%


Safety Compliance
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 1%


Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$75,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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