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Safety Manager, Construction Salary (United States)

Construction Safety Managers in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $66K per year. Cash earnings for Construction Safety Managers — including $10K in bonuses and $19K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $41K to $101K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair portion report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Male Construction Safety Managers far outnumber their female contemporaries in the field. Most Construction Safety Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Safety Manager, Construction Salary (?
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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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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 (?
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  
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 (?
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 - $10,038  
   
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  
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 may not enjoy an increase in earnings as they move into top-notch roles like Construction Safety Director. Construction Safety Directors typically make top-notch roles like $61K.

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Job skills reported by Construction Safety Managers are limited. Safety Compliance and OSHA Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 11 percent and 9 percent respectively. 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.
Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $54K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $70K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $77K in this role. Construction Safety Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $82K on average. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work — of those who took the survey, a little more than half land within it. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one in three of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining approximately one-seventh.

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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Construction Safety Managers in search of higher pay head to America's three biggest cities. Perhaps not surprisingly, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago all offer salaries above the national rate. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 5 percent below the national average.

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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%