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Safety Manager Salary

The average Safety Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $65K annually. The range in cash compensation to Safety Managers ($41K to $98K) includes potential earnings of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. While geography and tenure impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. The vast majority of Safety Managers (82 percent) who took the survey are men. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Work is enjoyable for Safety Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$43,610 - $94,532
(Median)
$44K
$65K
$95K
MEDIAN: $65,304
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$13.45 - $36.55
(Median)
$13
$21
$37
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
$43,610 - $94,532  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,119  
Profit Sharing
$745 - $10,186  
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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$40,691 - $97,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,559
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
$13.45 - $36.55  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $50.49  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,119  
   
Profit Sharing
$745 - $10,186  
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).
)
$40,691 - $97,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 414

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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. Becoming an Environmental Health & Safety Manager or a Construction Safety Manager is a common transition from a Safety Manager role.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Safety Manager


Safety Managers fill the offices of leading firms MV Transportation, Inc., Turner Construction Company, U.S. Air Force (USAF), Amazon.com Inc, and Walsh Construction Co. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Walsh Construction Co. offers the most; Safety Managers earn $84K on average there.

MV Transportation, Inc. pays significantly less than other places with a median salary of $48K, 73 percent less than the top paying company.

Popular Skills for Safety Manager


Safety Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. 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 between 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include People Management. Those familiar with OSHA Compliance also tend to 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.


Safety Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $53K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $65K. Safety Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $72K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $78K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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 can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Cincinnati (+17 percent), Phoenix (+13 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Chicago (+11 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Indianapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Columbus (7 percent less) and Bakersfield (3 percent less).

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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 Word
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 569 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: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 15%