Safety Manager Salary

Mccarthy Building Companies, Inc. lures Safety Managers with larger-than-average paychecks: Safety Managers at this company make a median salary of $99K, much more than the $65K per year-national average for those in this area of work. Tyson Foods, Inc., Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Walsh Construction Co. also offer top salaries for Safety Managers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $96K, $90K, and $84K, respectively. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,489 - $96,537
$44K
$65K
$97K
MEDIAN: $64,952
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$14.17 - $39.04
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MEDIAN: $22.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$44,489 - $96,537  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,309  
Profit Sharing
$763 - $9,192  
Total Pay (?
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$41,130 - $99,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,486
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.17 - $39.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.61  
Overtime
$19.98 - $51.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,309  
   
Profit Sharing
$763 - $9,192  
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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$41,130 - $99,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 429
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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 transition into an Environmental Health & Safety Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $105K per year. When Safety Managers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Environmental Health & Safety Managers or Construction Safety Managers. Those roles pay an additional $11K and $1K, respectively.

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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 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 Powerpoint also typically command lower compensation. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $56K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $67K. For Safety Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $75K. Safety Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $79K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,604

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Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Safety Managers, 16 percent above the national average. Safety Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+15 percent), Dallas (+15 percent), Orlando (+14 percent), and Chicago (+12 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 7 percent south of the national average, can be found in Pittsburgh. Workers in San Antonio and Indianapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (5 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

Safety Manager Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Safety Manager

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 388 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

▲22%

▲15%

▲4%

National Average
$65,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Safety Manager Salaries

Training Management
▲19%


Environmental Compliance
▲6%



Safety Compliance
▼0%

Training Program Development
▼0%

National Average
$65,000

▼1%





Powerpoint
▼9%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼27%

Security Policies and Procedures
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 388 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

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: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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