Safety Manager, Construction Salary

An average Construction Safety Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $73K per year. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Construction Safety Managers. The vast majority (88 percent) of Construction Safety Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. While roughly a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and slightly more than half have dental, as well. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$48,625 - $102,574
$49K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,275
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$16.88 - $41.67
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MEDIAN: $27.19
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$0$108K
Salary $48,625 - $102,574
Bonus $50.00 - $10,314
Profit Sharing $2,000
Commission $21,500
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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$45,836 - $108,611
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 219
Hourly Data $0$64
Hourly Rate $16.88 - $41.67
Overtime $23.58 - $64.44
Annual Data $0$108K
Bonus $50.00 - $10,314
Commission $21,500
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$45,836 - $108,611
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 84

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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 may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Safety Director. Safety Directors on average make about as much as Construction Safety Managers do.

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Pay by Experience Level for Safety Manager, Construction

Pay by Experience for a Safety Manager, Construction has a positive trend. An entry-level Safety Manager, Construction with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 121 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Safety Manager, Construction with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 100 salaries. An experienced Safety Manager, Construction which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 99 salaries. A Safety Manager, Construction with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 40 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,072

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Construction Safety Managers, 33 percent higher than the national average. Construction Safety Managers will also find cushy salaries in Baton Rouge (+21 percent), San Diego (+10 percent), New York (+8 percent), and Atlanta (+4 percent). Raleigh is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Miami and Houston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 17 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively.

Safety Manager, Construction Reviews

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 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Safety Manager, Construction Salaries

▲22%

▲16%

▲2%

National Average
$73,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Safety Manager, Construction Salaries

National Average
$73,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 26%
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