Median pay for Construction Safety Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $74K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and just over a half receive dental plans. Men account for the majority of Construction Safety Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. The majority of Construction Safety Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,215 - $100,305
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MEDIAN: $74,465
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$16.39 - $43.92
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MEDIAN: $26.11
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,215 - $100,305  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$2,035  
Total Pay (?
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$43,692 - $107,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 206
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Hourly Rate
$16.39 - $43.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.72  
Overtime
$21.90 - $64.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
   
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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$43,692 - $107,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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Job Description for Safety Manager, Construction

Construction safety managers are responsible for managing all safety aspects during the construction process on behalf of their company. They are in charge of devising and implementing safety features for all staff to follow and striving to minimize construction accidents by ensuring established safety procedures are followed. They help with training efforts, and verify that all employees are using protective gear and following safety standards at all times. Other principal functions include communicating with construction professionals about ways to reduce accident exposure, providing support in safety matters, interacting with government officials to maintain onsite security, and communicating with clients and vendors to establish safety parameters.

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Safety Manager, Construction Tasks

  • Oversee and implement safety policies.
  • Track and investigate construction accidents to ensure compliance with safety policies.
  • Develop and execute employee safety education programs.

Common Career Paths for Safety Manager, Construction


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Construction Safety Managers' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Safety Director. On average, Safety Directors get paid about the same as Construction Safety Managers do.

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Pay by Experience Level for Safety Manager, Construction

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Construction Safety Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $60K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $74K. On average, Construction Safety Managers make $83K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $88K.

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Q: What is it like working as a Safety Manager, Construction?

Safety Manager, Construction in Raleigh:
"Safety Manager."
Pros: Opportunity to help other workers recognize hazards and way to minimize or eliminate them.
Cons: Its amazing how some people react to someone trying to help them do something safer.

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Key Stats for Safety Manager, Construction

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
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Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Safety Manager, Construction Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Safety Manager, Construction Salaries

National Average
$74,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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