Earnings for Safety Managers in the United States come in at around $65K per year on average. In the world of Safety Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $9K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $41K and $99K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but the particular city and experience level are influential factors as well. Work is enjoyable for Safety Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Safety Managers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 81 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$44,392 - $96,710
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$44K
$65K
$97K
MEDIAN: $65,222
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$14.16 - $38.66
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$14
$22
$39
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$44,392 - $96,710  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,300  
Profit Sharing
$770 - $9,060  
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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$40,968 - $99,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,558
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.16 - $38.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.61  
Overtime
$19.81 - $52.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,300  
   
Profit Sharing
$770 - $9,060  
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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$40,968 - $99,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 433
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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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Safety Managers who transition into an Environmental Health & Safety Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $104K per year. A Safety Manager often moves on to become an Environmental Health & Safety Manager or a Construction Safety Manager.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Safety Manager


MV Transportation, Inc., SYSCO Corporation, Turner Construction Company, Amazon.com Inc, and U.S. Air Force (USAF) are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Safety Managers. For Safety Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Georgia-Pacific Corporation; in fact, median earnings sit around $90K, the highest in the area. Walsh Construction Co., Amazon.com Inc, and U.S. Air Force (USAF) are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Safety Managers earning around $84K, $83K, or $82K at each firm, respectively.

With a median employee salary of $48K, MV Transportation, Inc. pays significantly less than its competitors (just about half of the top paying company's median). Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Tyson Foods, Inc. at $63K, Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. at $63K, and Turner Construction Company, where $77K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Safety Manager


Survey results imply that Safety Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Training Management, Risk Management / Risk Control, Environmental Compliance, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 19 percent. Those listing Security Policies and Procedures as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Microsoft Word also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in OSHA Compliance indicates knowledge of 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 Safety Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $55K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $67K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $75K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $78K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,798

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Safety Managers, New York provides a pay rate that is 42 percent greater than the national average. Safety Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+21 percent), Houston (+19 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), and Orlando (+14 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Antonio, 6 percent below the national average.

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What is it like working as a Safety Manager?

Safety Manager in Phoenix:
"Key roll."
Pros: Now workers are train in a language they fully understand, they can ask question without worrying they won't be understood, communication between office and field has improved a lot.
Cons: Not the same benefits as other management positions. No vehicle allowance, no cell phone, no vacation. No formal title within the company.

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Experience Affects Safety Manager Salaries




National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Safety Manager Salaries

Training Management
up arrow 19%


Environmental Compliance
up arrow 6%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 3%

OSHA Compliance
up arrow 2%

Training Program Development
0%

National Average
$65,000

Safety Compliance
up arrow 1%

Training
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

People Management
up arrow 4%



Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 27%

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 392 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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