Safety Manager, Construction Salary

Pay for Construction Safety Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $72K per year. Total cash compensation for Construction Safety Managers runs from $45K to $108K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $15K. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$45,873 - $100,360
(Median)
$46K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,940
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50%
90%

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$17.72 - $45.68
(Median)
$18
$30
$46
MEDIAN: $30
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,873 - $100,360  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,126  
Profit Sharing
$1,309 - $14,899  
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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$45,091 - $108,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 295
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.72 - $45.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.72  
Overtime
$22.65 - $68.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,126  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,309 - $14,899  
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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$45,091 - $108,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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.

Common Career Paths for Safety Manager, Construction


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As Construction Safety Managers transition into upper-level roles like Safety Directors, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Safety Directors earn the same amount as Construction Safety Managers on average.

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Construction Safety Managers usually report a few specific skills. Safety Compliance and OSHA Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. It is not unusual for someone who knows OSHA Compliance to be familiar with Safety Compliance as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Manager, Construction

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Construction Safety Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $60K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $73K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Construction Safety Managers make a median salary of $83K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $87K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Safety Manager, Construction Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$74,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Safety Manager, Construction Salaries

National Average
$74,000

OSHA Compliance
up arrow 2%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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