Safety Manager Salary

The average Safety Manager in the United States earns approximately $66K annually. Incomes of Safety Managers vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $10K cause paychecks to spread between $41K on the low end and $98K on the high end. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by geography and tenure. The vast majority (82 percent) of Safety Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The majority of Safety Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$43,752 - $94,708

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$13.42 - $37.11

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$43,752 - $94,708  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,120  
Profit Sharing
$752 - $10,067  
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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$40,869 - $97,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,852
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.42 - $37.11  
   
Overtime
$15.59 - $51.57  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,120  
   
Profit Sharing
$752 - $10,067  
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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$40,869 - $97,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 442
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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 $103K per year. It is not unusual for a Safety Manager 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., Turner Construction Company, U.S. Air Force (USAF), SYSCO Corporation, and Amazon.com Inc are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Safety Managers. Safety Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Walsh Construction Co., where the average salary comes to $84K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Amazon.com Inc, SYSCO Corporation, and U.S. Air Force (USAF), top-paying firms where Safety Managers rake in a comfortable $83K, $75K, or $71K, respectively.

MV Transportation, Inc. employees cannot expect much in terms of compensation — the median salary amounts to only $48K, 73 percent less than the top paying company. Workers at Turner Construction Company, Tyson Foods, Inc., and U.S. Air Force (USAF) also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $61K, $63K, and $71K respectively.

Popular Skills for Safety Manager


Survey results suggest that Safety Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like People Management and Microsoft Word. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $54K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $66K. Safety Managers bring in $73K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $78K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Cincinnati offers some of the highest pay in the country for Safety Managers, 27 percent above the national average. Safety Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+25 percent), Miami (+22 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Phoenix (+12 percent). Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Indianapolis. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Pittsburgh (4 percent lower) and Bakersfield (1 percent lower).

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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%

National Average
$65,000

Training
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 554 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 15%
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