Entry-Level Safety Manager Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Safety Managers sits in the ballpark of $55K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Safety Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $6K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $35K and $77K. Male Entry-Level Safety Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Entry-Level Safety Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,382 - $76,141
(Median)
$38K
$55K
$76K
MEDIAN: $54,704
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$12.32 - $29.05
(Median)
$12
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,382 - $76,141  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,740  
Profit Sharing
$756 - $6,183  
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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$34,785 - $76,849  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 871
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.32 - $29.05  
   
Overtime
$18.36 - $41.40  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,740  
   
Profit Sharing
$756 - $6,183  
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).
)
$34,785 - $76,849  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 224
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Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Entry-Level Safety Managers that is 26 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Safety Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+16 percent), Houston (+15 percent), Pittsburgh (+15 percent), and Phoenix (+3 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Cincinnati, 7 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (7 percent less) and Orlando (4 percent less).

Safety Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Safety Manager in Houston:
"The amount of babysitting you have to put up with from adult."
I am disappointed that today we baby sit more than we should. We should be leading and managing projects and manufacturing more than just safety. Safety was seen as a cost historically, but of late with the major incidents in the Gulf of Mexico, along the Gulf States and elsewhere, we should begin to be seen as an asset and needed.

Safety Manager in Fredericktown:
"Know The Value Of Your Job."
Know the value of your position and look for resources daily. Train your people and request outside audits.

Safety Manager in Montgomery:
Always put the safety of the people first above everything else. Always tell employees the truth. They must have confidence in you as a safety professional.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Safety Manager Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 8%

Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 5%

OSHA Compliance
up arrow 3%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 2%

Training
up arrow 1%

Training Program Development
up arrow 1%

National Average
$54,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 170 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 16%
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