Safety Supervisor Salary

Pay for Safety Supervisors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $57K annually. Overall cash earnings for Safety Supervisors vary widely between $35K and $83K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Safety Supervisors are male. Most Safety Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$37,593 - $81,539
(Median)
$38K
$57K
$82K
MEDIAN: $56,758
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50%
90%

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$13.14 - $31.95
(Median)
$13
$19
$32
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$37,593 - $81,539  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,826  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,787  
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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$35,380 - $83,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 300
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.14 - $31.95  
   
Overtime
$18.51 - $45.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,826  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,787  
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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$35,380 - $83,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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Job Description for Safety Supervisor

Safety supervisors monitor and enforce safety measures, policies, and requirements determined by their organization and pertinent laws. The safety supervisor's tasks include completing regular safety checks (including job site inspections along with employee inspections), looking for unsafe work conditions, helping with safety projects, and ensuring that all safety recommendations are taken into effect. They also discipline for safety codes that are violated, and submit and review reports on safety.

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Safety Supervisor Tasks

  • Conduct and coordinate worker training; such as safety regulations, hazardous condition monitoring, and use of safety equipment.
  • Maintain and apply knowledge of current policies, regulations, and industrial processes.
  • Implement and coordinate safety programs, requirements and regulations to prevent or correct unsafe environmental working conditions.
  • Report and document findings from accident investigations, facilities inspections, or testing.

Common Career Paths for Safety Supervisor


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Safety Supervisors may progress into high-paying roles like Environmental Health & Safety Manager, where median compensation is $74K annually. The most common next step for a Safety Supervisor is to become a Safety Manager or a Construction Safety Manager. The former position pays an additional $6K per year on average, and the latter position pays $10K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Safety Supervisor


Safety Supervisors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Safety Compliance, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Training as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Safety Supervisors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $50K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $57K. On average, Safety Supervisors make $64K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $71K.

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Experience Affects Safety Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Safety Supervisor Salaries


Safety Compliance
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$55,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%


Training
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 10%
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