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Safety Supervisor Salary

The average Safety Supervisor in the United States earns approximately $56K per year. Overall incomes of Safety Supervisors generally bottom out at around $36K and peak near $83K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $10K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Safety Supervisors (82 percent) who took the survey are men. For the most part, Safety Supervisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance.

$37,193 - $81,752
(Median)
$37K
$56K
$82K
MEDIAN: $56,305
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50%
90%

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$13.06 - $31.87
(Median)
$13
$19
$32
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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
$37,193 - $81,752  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,913  
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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$35,552 - $83,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 301
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.06 - $31.87  
   
Overtime
$18.60 - $45.26  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,913  
   
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).
)
$35,552 - $83,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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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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For Safety Supervisors, progressing to an Environmental Health & Safety Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Environmental Health & Safety Manager can earn $74K annually. Typical career progression for a Safety Supervisor involves becoming a Safety Manager or a Construction Safety Manager, roles that pay $6K more and $10K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Safety Supervisor


Safety Supervisors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Safety Supervisors in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $50K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $56K. On average, Safety Supervisors make $64K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Safety Supervisor with more than 20 years of experience can earn $72K on average.

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Experience Affects Safety Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Safety Supervisor Salaries


Safety Compliance
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

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 68 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
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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