Safety Manager Salary

Safety Managers in the United States pull down an average of $66K per year. Overall cash earnings of Safety Managers stretch from $41K near the bottom to $98K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and tenure. For the most part, Safety Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Safety Managers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 82 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,641 - $94,622
(Median)
$44K
$66K
$95K
MEDIAN: $65,743
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$13.45 - $37.11
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$43,641 - $94,622  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,108  
Profit Sharing
$755 - $10,108  
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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$40,739 - $97,820  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,787
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.45 - $37.11  
   
Overtime
$14.06 - $51.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,108  
   
Profit Sharing
$755 - $10,108  
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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$40,739 - $97,820  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 432
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Environmental Health & Safety Director. The average Environmental Health & Safety Director brings home $103K per year. 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


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Safety Managers include MV Transportation, Inc., Turner Construction Company, U.S. Air Force (USAF), Amazon.com Inc, and Walsh Construction Co. Walsh Construction Co. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $84K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Amazon.com Inc, SYSCO Corporation, and U.S. Air Force (USAF), where earnings of $83K, $80K, or $71K are standard for Safety Managers.

MV Transportation, Inc. offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary 73 percent lower than the top payer ($48K). A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Turner Construction Company ($61K), Tyson Foods, Inc. ($63K), and U.S. Air Force (USAF) ($71K).

Popular Skills for Safety Manager


Safety Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. 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 seem to negatively impact pay include People Management and Microsoft Word. The majority of those who know 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.


For Safety Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $54K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $66K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Safety Managers make a median salary of $73K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $78K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Safety Managers, Cincinnati provides a pay rate that is 27 percent greater than the national average. Safety Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+26 percent), Miami (+22 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Phoenix (+12 percent). Indianapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 12 percent.

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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 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 556 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: 15%
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