Safety Manager, Construction Salary

Construction Safety Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $70K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Construction Safety Managers spread between $44K and $103K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Construction Safety Managers is high. Nearly one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$45,562 - $98,567
(Median)
$46K
$70K
$99K
MEDIAN: $70,342
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
$45,562 - $98,567  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,096  
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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$44,076 - $102,860  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 290
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.70 - $44.98  
   
Overtime
$23.36 - $68.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,096  
   
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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$44,076 - $102,860  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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 report a focused set of job 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 many Construction Safety Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $57K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $73K. Construction Safety Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $84K. 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 $85K.

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Experience Affects Safety Manager, Construction Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Safety Manager, Construction Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 3%

OSHA Compliance
up arrow 2%

National Average
$72,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

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