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Safety Manager Salary (United States)

Average Safety Managers in the United States make around $65K annually. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $10K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $40K and hits $97K on the high end. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and experience level. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority of Safety Managers (82 percent) who took the survey are men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Safety Manager Salary (?
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$42,994 - $93,988
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MEDIAN: $64,969
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Safety Manager Salary (?
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$13.17 - $36.23
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$42,994 - $93,988  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,134  
Profit Sharing
$956 - $10,227  
Commission
$1,200 - $6,500  
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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$40,232 - $97,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,345
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.17 - $36.23  
   
Overtime
$12.13 - $49.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,134  
   
Commission
$1,200 - $6,500  
Profit Sharing
$956 - $10,227  
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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$40,232 - $97,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 376
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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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At the upper end, Safety Managers who move into an Environmental Health & Safety Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Environmental Health & Safety Directors is $103K per year. It is not uncommon for a Safety Manager to continue on to become an Environmental Health & Safety Manager or a Construction Safety Manager.

Safety Manager Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Safety Manager

MV Transportation, Inc., Turner Construction Company, U.S. Air Force (USAF), Amazon.com Inc, and Tyson Foods, Inc. are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Safety Managers. For Safety Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Amazon.com Inc; in fact, median earnings sit around $83K, the highest in the area.
78 percent less than the top paying company, MV Transportation, Inc. offers a median salary of just $47K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far.

Popular Skills for Safety Manager

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Risk Management / Risk Control, Regulatory Compliance, Training Program Development, and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 6 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include People Management. Most people familiar with OSHA Compliance also know 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.
For many Safety Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $53K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $65K. For Safety Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average 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.

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New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Safety Managers, 25 percent higher than the national average. Safety Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+15 percent), Phoenix (+15 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), and Denver (+11 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Indianapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Pittsburgh (4 percent lower) and Bakersfield (3 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Safety Manager Salaries

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$65,000

Skills That Affect Safety Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 548 votes.

Gender

Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni

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%