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.
|Salary||$45,062 - $97,519|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $11,735|
|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).)
|$41,761 - $100,702|
|Hourly Rate||$14.23 - $39.07|
|Overtime||$21.07 - $50.54|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $11,735|
|Profit Sharing||$650 - $14,588|
|Total Pay (||$41,761 - $100,702|
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.Read More...
A safety manager must be well versed in the legal implications of injury and prevention tactics that help avoid injury or physical loss due to accident. They also need to be familiar with health and safety rules, and they will work closely with managerial staff to implement current guidelines for particular projects. The job of the safety manager is to enforce guidelines at all times, and also to be intuitive and able to spot potential errors of judgement early on. For this reason, it's essential that a safety manager has an eye for detail and an ability to show good judgement in pressured situations.
Safety managers typically need a bachelor's degree in environmental or engineering fields; a degree with an emphasis on logistics is viewed favorably. This is a job that requires a high level of personal awareness and common sense, and applicants typically need experience in the field of safety management. Experience with hazardous materials is also preferred, as many safety-management roles deal with bulk shipments/cargo and construction. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
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
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).
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