Safety Manager, Construction Salary

Construction Safety Managers in the United States can expect wages of $72K annually on average. Total incomes of Construction Safety Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $15K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $45K and $108K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Job satisfaction for Construction Safety Managers is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,873 - $100,360
(Median)
$46K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,940
10%
50%
90%

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$17.72 - $45.68
(Median)
$18
$30
$46
MEDIAN: $30
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,873 - $100,360  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,126  
Profit Sharing
$1,309 - $14,899  
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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$45,091 - $108,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 295
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.72 - $45.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.72  
Overtime
$22.65 - $68.59  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,126  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,309 - $14,899  
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).
)
$45,091 - $108,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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

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

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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Survey results show that Construction Safety Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Safety Compliance and OSHA Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Experience with OSHA Compliance is often linked with knowledge of Safety Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Manager, Construction

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


For Construction Safety Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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 $73K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $83K in this role. Construction Safety Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $87K.

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Experience Affects Safety Manager, Construction Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

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 2%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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