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. Other big spenders include Tyson Foods, Inc., Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Walsh Construction Co., top-paying firms where Safety Managers see paychecks nearing $96K, $90K, or $84K.

$44,895 - $97,360
$45K
$65K
$97K
MEDIAN: $65,162
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$14.00 - $39.21
$14
$23
$39
MEDIAN: $22.81
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,895 - $97,360  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,239  
Profit Sharing
$321.70 - $10,059  
Commission
$2,100  
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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$41,238 - $100,396  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,609
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.00 - $39.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.61  
Overtime
$20.58 - $51.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,239  
   
Commission
$2,100  
Profit Sharing
$321.70 - $10,059  
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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$41,238 - $100,396  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 461

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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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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 $105K 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 Skills for Safety Manager


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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 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. The majority of those who know OSHA Compliance also know 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

National Average: $64,903

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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 (+14 percent), Orlando (+13 percent), and Chicago (+11 percent). With compensation 8 percent below the national average, Pittsburgh is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in San Antonio and Indianapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (6 percent less and 4 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
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 434 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

▲21%

▲15%

▲3%

National Average
$65,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Safety Manager Salaries

Training Management
▲19%


Environmental Compliance
▲5%



National Average
$65,000

Safety Compliance
▼1%

Training Program Development
▼1%


▼2%




Powerpoint
▼10%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼27%

Security Policies and Procedures
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 434 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

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: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 17%
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