Safety Director, Construction Salary

About three-fifths of Construction Safety Directors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $45K to $111K per year, but median earnings come to around $74K annually. Most Construction Safety Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,351 - $106,257
(Median)
$47K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $73,771
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$14.68 - $40.09
(Median)
$15
$23
$40
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,351 - $106,257  
   
Bonus
$400.00 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,400 - $12,000  
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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$45,414 - $111,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $40.09  
   
Overtime
$19.92 - $54.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$400.00 - $15,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,400 - $12,000  
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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$45,414 - $111,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word. 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.


Construction Safety Directors with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $55K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $71K. On average, Construction Safety Directors make $86K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $88K on average.

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Experience Affects Safety Director, Construction Salaries



National Average
$76,000



Skills That Affect Safety Director, Construction Salaries

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$76,000




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 13%
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