Safety Manager Salary

For Safety Managers, higher-than-average salaries can be found at Mccarthy Building Companies, Inc., where the average employee brings in around $99K relative to the national average of $65K annually for those in this line of work. Tyson Foods, Inc., Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Walsh Construction Co. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Safety Managers earning around $96K, $90K, or $84K at each firm, respectively. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$45,062 - $97,519
$45K
$65K
$98K
MEDIAN: $65,279
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$14.23 - $39.07
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MEDIAN: $23.25
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$0$100K
Salary $45,062 - $97,519
Bonus $0.00 - $11,735
Profit Sharing $650 - $14,588
Commission $3,000
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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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$41,761 - $100,702
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,573
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $14.23 - $39.07
Hourly Tips $4.98
Overtime $21.07 - $50.54
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $0.00 - $11,735
Commission $3,000
Profit Sharing $650 - $14,588
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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$41,761 - $100,702
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 463

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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

  • Participate in the development of safety and health policies, practices and procedures.
  • Ensure company compliance with all applicable laws governing environmental health and safety.
  • Conduct and coordinate safety inspections.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Safety Manager


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Safety Managers who go on to become Environmental Health & Safety Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Environmental Health & Safety Directors is $105K annually. Becoming an Environmental Health & Safety Manager or a Construction Safety Manager is often the next step for a Safety Manager.

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Popular Skills for Safety Manager


Survey results imply that Safety Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. 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 5 percent and 18 percent. Those listing Security Policies and Procedures as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Powerpoint also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in OSHA Compliance tend to be well versed in Training and Risk Management / Risk Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Manager

Pay by Experience for a Safety Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Safety Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 1,233 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Safety Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 1,063 salaries. An experienced Safety Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 922 salaries. A Safety Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 492 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,070

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

Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Safety Managers, 16 percent higher than the national average. Safety Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+14 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), Orlando (+13 percent), and Chicago (+11 percent). Pittsburgh is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are San Antonio (6 percent less) and Indianapolis (4 percent less).

Safety Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Safety Manager?

Safety Manager in Livermore:
"Government work."
Pros: Flexible schedule, good pay, work is rewarding, lots of power to effect change within the organization.
Cons: Can be a very stressful environment, political nature (have to be very PC and deal with very gossip like environment where everybody knows everything), slow to get projects started or completed.

Safety Manager in Slidell:
"Frustrating."
Pros: Taking care of patients and being involved in their care as a critical team member. Compassionate Care Giving on a Higher Quality Level. The concept of the Power of One. Perks, continued education reimbursement when qualified for.
Cons: Being treated like my job is a joke by many staff members. Undermined in my capabilities as a Patient Safety Attendant. Being called" just a sitter", then asked to perform other higher paid positions job duties for the same pay.

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.

Safety Manager in Ames:
"Safety Culture."
Pros: Working with people and instructing safety classes.
Cons: Office work and filing records electronically.

Safety Manager in California City:
"I like very much, in this job."
Pros: I worked hard but I interested with the fantastic job.
Cons: I would like to be able at your help with a few weeks.

Safety Manager in Maple Grove:
"Plant Safety Manager."
Pros: Doing something different everyday.
Cons: Not getting paid what the position is worth.

Safety Manager in Odessa:
"Safety Managment."
Pros: Conversing with workers letting them know the hazards at a job site learning from each other.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Safety Manager

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 477 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Safety Manager Salaries

▲21%

▲15%

▲3%

National Average
$65,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Safety Manager Salaries

Training Management
▲18%


Environmental Compliance
▲5%



National Average
$65,000

Safety Compliance
▼1%

Training Program Development
▼1%


▼2%




Powerpoint
▼10%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼27%

Security Policies and Procedures
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 477 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 17%
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