Safety Manager, Construction Salary

Median pay for Construction Safety Managers in the United States is around $70K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to Construction Safety Managers can bottom out near $44K or peak near $103K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. While some workers in this profession — approximately one-fifth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$45,397 - $98,291
(Median)
$45K
$70K
$98K
MEDIAN: $69,749
10%
50%
90%

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$15.70 - $44.98
(Median)
$16
$30
$45
MEDIAN: $29.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,397 - $98,291  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,090  
Profit Sharing
$1,328 - $14,681  
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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$43,936 - $102,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 295
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.70 - $44.98  
   
Overtime
$23.23 - $68.81  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,090  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,328 - $14,681  
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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$43,936 - $102,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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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.

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Construction Safety Managers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Safety Compliance and OSHA Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 4 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Competency in OSHA Compliance frequently indicates 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.


Construction Safety Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $56K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $72K. For Construction Safety Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $83K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $85K on average.

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Experience Affects Safety Manager, Construction Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Safety Manager, Construction Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 4%

OSHA Compliance
up arrow 3%

National Average
$71,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 20%
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