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Safety Manager, Construction Salary

The average Construction Safety Manager in the United States earns approximately $69K 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 $43K or peak near $101K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 89 percent of Construction Safety Managers are male. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to a fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$44,751 - $97,593
(Median)
$45K
$69K
$98K
MEDIAN: $69,485
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50%
90%

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$15.17 - $44.82
(Median)
$15
$29
$45
MEDIAN: $29.00
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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
$44,751 - $97,593  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,011  
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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$42,502 - $101,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 304
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.17 - $44.82  
   
Overtime
$22.02 - $68.44  
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 - $10,011  
   
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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$42,502 - $101,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74

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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 usually report a few specific skills. OSHA Compliance and Safety Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 5 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. 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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $84K in this role. 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 21%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

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 80 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 21%
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