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Safety Manager Salary

Median pay for Safety Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $66K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $10K, total cash payment to Safety Managers can bottom out at $41K or peak near $98K. While the particular city and tenure impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Safety Managers (82 percent) who took the survey are men. For the most part, Safety Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$43,478 - $94,528
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$43K
$66K
$95K
MEDIAN: $65,510
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$13.50 - $36.79
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MEDIAN: $20
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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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$43,478 - $94,528  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,090  
Profit Sharing
$752 - $10,122  
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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$40,720 - $97,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,655
National Hourly Rate 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $36.79  
   
Overtime
$16.11 - $50.78  
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 - $10,090  
   
Profit Sharing
$752 - $10,122  
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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$40,720 - $97,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 420

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Job Description for Safety Manager

A safety manager ensures workplace safety, with the goal of reducing injury and related legal issues. This role is found in many different industries, including in outdoor settings; for example, safety managers commonly are needed on construction sites where manual labor and the operation of heavy machinery occur. A typical day in the role of a safety manager may be split among working on a site to oversee a project or it may be conducted in an office, making calls, and resolving certain health and safety issues that may be holding up a project.

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Safety Manager Tasks

  • Lead the investigation of accidents and injuries, and cooperate in the preparation of material for hearings and insurance investigations.
  • Design and train all levels of employees.
  • Conduct and coordinate safety inspections.
  • Participate in the development of safety and health policies, practices and procedures.
  • Ensure company compliance with all applicable laws governing environmental health and safety.

Common Career Paths for Safety Manager


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For Safety Managers, progressing to an Environmental Health & Safety Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Environmental Health & Safety Director can earn $103K annually. A Safety Manager may also move into a role as an Environmental Health & Safety Manager or a Construction Safety Manager.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Safety Manager


Dominating the field, MV Transportation, Inc., Turner Construction Company, U.S. Air Force (USAF), Amazon.com Inc, and Walsh Construction Co. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Safety Managers. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Walsh Construction Co. offers the most; Safety Managers earn $84K on average there.

Earnings fall especially short at MV Transportation, Inc., where the median salary of $48K is the lowest in the field, 73 percent lower than the top payer.

Popular Skills for Safety Manager


Safety Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Risk Management / Risk Control, Regulatory Compliance, Training Program Development, and OSHA Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management. It is often found that people who know OSHA Compliance are also skilled in Training and Risk Management / Risk Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Manager

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Safety Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $54K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $66K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Safety Managers make a median salary of $72K. 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 $78K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Safety Managers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 25 percent. Safety Managers will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+23 percent), Cincinnati (+14 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Phoenix (+13 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, Indianapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Pittsburgh and Bakersfield are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 4 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Safety Manager Salaries




National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Safety Manager Salaries



Training Program Development
up arrow 4%

OSHA Compliance
up arrow 1%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 1%

Training
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$65,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 570 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 15%
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