Compared to the national salary average for Safety Managers, those in the same line of work who choose to work for Tyson Foods, Inc. enjoy much larger paychecks — $100K on average versus $65K annually. Safety Managers can also look forward to large paychecks at Mccarthy Building Companies, Inc. ($99K), Georgia-Pacific Corporation ($90K), and Walsh Construction Co. ($84K). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,200 - $96,774
$44K
$65K
$97K
MEDIAN: $64,854
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90%

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$14.37 - $38.88
$14
$23
$39
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$44,200 - $96,774  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,310  
Profit Sharing
$770 - $10,067  
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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$41,074 - $99,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,574
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.37 - $38.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.61  
Overtime
$20.05 - $50.92  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,310  
   
Profit Sharing
$770 - $10,067  
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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$41,074 - $99,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 446

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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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Safety Managers may progress into high-paying roles like Environmental Health & Safety Director, where median compensation is $105K annually. Career advancement for the typical Safety Manager often leads to becoming an Environmental Health & Safety Manager or a Construction Safety Manager; median salaries in these positions are $11K higher and $1K higher, respectively.

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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, Environmental Compliance, Risk Management / Risk Control, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 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. Most people 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 many Safety Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $55K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $67K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $74K. Safety Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $78K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,475

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

For Safety Managers, working in the bustling city of Austin has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Safety Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+16 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), Dallas (+13 percent), and San Diego (+12 percent). In Kansas City, salaries are 17 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Pittsburgh and San Antonio are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

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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
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 396 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




National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Safety Manager Salaries

Training Management
up arrow 19%


Environmental Compliance
up arrow 6%



Safety Compliance
0%

Training Program Development
0%

National Average
$64,000






Powerpoint
up arrow 9%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 27%

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 396 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

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: 60%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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