Entry-Level Safety Manager Salary

Entry-Level Safety Managers can expect to earn an average of $56K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Safety Managers approaches anywhere from $35K on the lower end to $77K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $8K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. For the most part, Entry-Level Safety Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. 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. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$38,579 - $76,746
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$77K
MEDIAN: $55,607
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$12.33 - $29.24
(Median)
$12
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,579 - $76,746  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,837  
Profit Sharing
$404.06 - $6,082  
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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$34,779 - $77,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.33 - $29.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$19.16 - $41.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,837  
   
Profit Sharing
$404.06 - $6,082  
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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$34,779 - $77,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 282
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,501

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For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Safety Managers in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Safety Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+22 percent), Seattle (+19 percent), Cincinnati (+15 percent), and Pittsburgh (+11 percent). With compensation 8 percent below the national average, San Antonio is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Orlando and Phoenix are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 6 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

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 Safety Manager Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 7%

Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 6%

People Management
up arrow 3%

OSHA Compliance
up arrow 2%

Training
up arrow 2%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 1%

Training Program Development
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$55,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 194 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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