Safety Director, Construction Salary

The majority of Construction Safety Directors in the United States — around three in five — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $44K to $107K per year, and the median is $70K annually. Total cash compensation to Construction Safety Directors varies from $44K to $107K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K each. Most Construction Safety Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$44,594 - $102,189
(Median)
$45K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,184
10%
50%
90%

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$14.00 - $40.45
(Median)
$14
$24
$40
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,594 - $102,189  
   
Bonus
$300.00 - $14,582  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $14,899  
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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$43,968 - $106,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 203
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.00 - $40.45  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $53.49  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$300.00 - $14,582  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $14,899  
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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$43,968 - $106,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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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.

Common Career Paths for Safety Director, Construction


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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 $103K on average per year.

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Popular Skills for Safety Director, Construction


Construction Safety Directors who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Safety Compliance, Project Management, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel. The majority of those who know 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Construction Safety Directors. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $54K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $66K. Construction Safety Directors bring in $82K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $86K.

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
$72,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Safety Director, Construction Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 9%

Project Management
up arrow 5%

National Average
$72,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 15%