Safety Manager, Construction Salary (United States)

Pay for Construction Safety Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $66,633 per year. Pay starts at $41,386 and can approach $100,808 per year on the higher side. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Construction Safety Managers (88 percent) are men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale 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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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
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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  
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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As Construction Safety Managers transition into upper-level roles, they do not see a turn in salary. For instance, a Construction Safety Director usually earns the same amount as his or her lower-level colleagues.

Safety Manager, Construction Job Listings

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Construction Safety Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Safety Compliance and OSHA Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 11 percent and 9 percent respectively. OSHA Compliance and Safety Compliance are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Manager, Construction

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Construction Safety Managers, experience in the field tends to play a major role in salary negotiations; pay increases with more experience. Salaries start at $55K, which grows to $69,659 after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $77K. Salaries grow more slowly as Construction Safety Managers approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $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 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 15 percent. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between 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. In Atlanta, salaries are 5 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Safety Manager, Construction Salaries

Late-Career
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$67,000
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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%