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Safety Manager Salary

For Safety Managers, yearly average wages total $66K annually. Total cash compensation to Safety Managers varies from $41K to $98K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K each. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though geography and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. There are far more male Safety Managers survey respondents than women, making up 82 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Safety Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,569 - $94,782
(Median)
$44K
$66K
$95K
MEDIAN: $65,690
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$13.67 - $37.02
(Median)
$14
$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
$43,569 - $94,782  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,138  
Profit Sharing
$752 - $10,122  
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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$40,754 - $97,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,696
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$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.67 - $37.02  
   
Overtime
$15.78 - $51.01  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,138  
   
Profit Sharing
$752 - $10,122  
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).
)
$40,754 - $97,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 427
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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 go on to become Environmental Health & Safety Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Environmental Health & Safety Directors is $103K annually. An Environmental Health & Safety Manager or a Construction Safety Manager is a typical transition from a Safety Manager role.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Safety Manager


MV Transportation, Inc., Turner Construction Company, U.S. Air Force (USAF), Amazon.com Inc, and Walsh Construction Co. are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Safety Managers. Safety Managers flock to Walsh Construction Co. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $84K lead the pack in compensation.

MV Transportation, Inc. lags the field greatly in terms of pay, offering a median salary 73 percent less than the top paying company ($48K).

Popular Skills for Safety Manager


Survey results imply that Safety Managers put a diverse skill set 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include People Management. For most people, competency in OSHA Compliance indicates knowledge of 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $54K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $66K. Safety Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $72K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $78K.

Pay Difference by Location


New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Safety Managers, 25 percent above the national average. Safety Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Miami (+23 percent), Cincinnati (+19 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Phoenix (+12 percent). Indianapolis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average.

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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%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$65,000

Training
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 6%

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: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 14%
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