Safety Manager Salary

Safety Managers in the United States can expect wages of $66K per year on average. Incomes of Safety Managers vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $10K cause paychecks to spread between $41K on the low end and $98K on the high end. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though the particular city and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Most Safety Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Men account for the majority of Safety Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 82 percent to be exact. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$43,815 - $94,709
(Median)
$44K
$66K
$95K
MEDIAN: $65,855
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$13.17 - $36.99
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$13
$21
$37
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$43,815 - $94,709  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,106  
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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$40,714 - $97,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,808
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.17 - $36.99  
   
Overtime
$14.25 - $51.47  
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 - $10,106  
   
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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$40,714 - $97,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 439
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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


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Safety Managers include MV Transportation, Inc., Turner Construction Company, U.S. Air Force (USAF), SYSCO Corporation, and Amazon.com Inc. Those at Walsh Construction Co. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $84K. Also paying near the top of the field are Amazon.com Inc at $83K, SYSCO Corporation at $75K, and U.S. Air Force (USAF), where Safety Managers annually earn $71K.

The lowest pay by far can be found at MV Transportation, Inc. — this employer offers a median salary of $48K, 73 percent lower than the top payer. Also approaching the lower end are Turner Construction Company at $61K, Tyson Foods, Inc. at $63K, and U.S. Air Force (USAF) at $71K.

Popular Skills for Safety Manager


Survey results show that Safety Managers use a fair number of 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. Most people experienced in 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $54K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $66K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $73K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $78K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Cincinnati offers some of the highest pay in the country for Safety Managers, 27 percent above the national average. Safety Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+25 percent), Miami (+22 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Phoenix (+12 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Indianapolis, 12 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Pittsburgh (5 percent lower) and Bakersfield (1 percent lower).

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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 553 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
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: 60% employee benefits None: 15%
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