Safety Manager, Construction Salary (United States)

Salaries for Construction Safety Managers in the United States lie in the neighborhood of $66,633 per year. Pay generally spreads from $41,386 to $100,808 per year. Total cash earnings range from $43,536 on the low end to $96,270 on the high end and can include bonus and profit sharing proceeds as high as $10,038 and $18,548, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn vision coverage. Men account for the majority of Construction Safety Managers—88 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction for Construction Safety Managers is high. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,536 - $96,270
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MEDIAN: $66,349
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Safety Manager, Construction Salary (?
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$15.13 - $43.77
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,536 - $96,270  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,038  
Profit Sharing
$1,445 - $18,548  
Total Pay (?
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$41,386 - $100,808  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 371
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.13 - $43.77  
   
Overtime
$22.42 - $68.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,038  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,445 - $18,548  
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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$41,386 - $100,808  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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Job Description for Safety Manager, Construction

  • 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 do not enjoy an increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder. More often than not, top-notch roles like Construction Safety Director will not offer more money than lower-level jobs in the same field.

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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.
For many but not all Construction Safety Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $55K to $69,659. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $77K. After two decades on the job, Construction Safety Managers see salary growth dwindle, averaging $82K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 28 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 15 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; more than half of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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New York
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Chicago
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National Average
$67,000
Houston
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Atlanta
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Geographically speaking, the highest compensation can be found in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago—the three largest cities in the United States. Atlanta is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 5 percent.

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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
$67,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Safety Manager, Construction Salaries

National Average
$67,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 18%
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