Construction Safety Managers in the United States take home an average $75K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Although slightly less than a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Construction Safety Managers. The vast majority (89 percent) of Construction Safety Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$48,384 - $98,742
(Median)
$48K
$75K
$99K
MEDIAN: $74,824
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90%

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$16.36 - $44.01
(Median)
$16
$26
$44
MEDIAN: $26.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,384 - $98,742  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,122  
Profit Sharing
$2,035  
Total Pay (?
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$43,791 - $104,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 209
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.36 - $44.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.72  
Overtime
$21.36 - $66.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,122  
   
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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$43,791 - $104,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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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 sometimes move into a Safety Director role, where the salary is similar.

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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. The average beginner in this position makes around $60K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $74K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $82K in this role. Construction Safety Managers 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 $88K on average.

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Experience Affects Safety Manager, Construction Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$74,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Safety Manager, Construction Salaries

National Average
$74,000

OSHA Compliance
up arrow 3%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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