Entry-Level Safety Managers can expect wages of $56K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Safety Managers approaches anywhere from $36K on the lower end to $79K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $8K from bonuses and upwards of $15K from profit sharing. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. For the most part, Entry-Level Safety Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Entry-Level Safety Managers survey respondents are men (79 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,255 - $78,068
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MEDIAN: $56,300
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$12.77 - $29.88
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,255 - $78,068  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,028  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $14,544  
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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$35,631 - $78,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 965
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.77 - $29.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.61  
Overtime
$21.09 - $43.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,028  
   
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $14,544  
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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$35,631 - $78,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 256
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,190

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Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Safety Managers, 24 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Safety Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+23 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), Cincinnati (+13 percent), and Indianapolis (+10 percent). Falling short of the national average by 9 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Diego. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Orlando (7 percent less) and Chicago (6 percent less).

Safety Manager Advice

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

Safety Manager in Paris:
"Details."
It's all in the details, and treat others the way you would want to be treated. No better, no worse.

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
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Training
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OSHA Compliance
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Training Program Development
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Microsoft Office
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People Management
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National Average
$55,000

Safety Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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