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Safety Manager, Construction Salary

An average Construction Safety Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $69K annually. Final cash compensation to Construction Safety Managers varies from around $42K to approximately $102K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $15K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although just over one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Work is enjoyable for Construction Safety Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$45,090 - $97,818
(Median)
$45K
$69K
$98K
MEDIAN: $68,897
10%
50%
90%

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$15.40 - $44.98
(Median)
$15
$29
$45
MEDIAN: $29.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,090 - $97,818  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,021  
Profit Sharing
$1,300 - $15,000  
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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$42,377 - $102,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 301
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.40 - $44.98  
   
Overtime
$23.93 - $67.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,021  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,300 - $15,000  
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).
)
$42,377 - $102,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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

  • 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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Although many Construction Safety Managers transition into Construction Safety Director roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $62K.

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Construction Safety Managers only report a few specific skills. Safety Compliance and OSHA Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Many workers who know OSHA Compliance also know Safety Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Manager, Construction

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


Construction Safety Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $55K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $72K. Construction Safety Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $82K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $85K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Safety Manager, Construction Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Safety Manager, Construction Salaries



National Average
$70,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 22%