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Safety Director, Construction Salary

The majority of Construction Safety Directors in the United States — close to three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $44K to $107K per year, and the median is $70K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$44,819 - $102,491
(Median)
$45K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,240
10%
50%
90%

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$14.68 - $40.09
(Median)
$15
$23
$40
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$44,819 - $102,491  
   
Bonus
$503 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$1,600 - $11,000  
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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$44,498 - $107,186  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $40.09  
   
Overtime
$19.77 - $54.40  
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
$503 - $14,681  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,600 - $11,000  
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).
)
$44,498 - $107,186  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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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 usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Safety Compliance, Project Management, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Construction Safety Directors. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $54K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $67K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $83K in this role. 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 $86K on average.

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
$73,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Safety Director, Construction Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 9%

Project Management
up arrow 5%

National Average
$73,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 15%
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