Safety Supervisor Salary

Median pay for Safety Supervisors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $57K per year. Overall cash earnings of Safety Supervisors stretch from $35K near the bottom to $85K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Safety Supervisors who answered the questionnnaire. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$38,217 - $82,431
$38K
$57K
$82K
MEDIAN: $56,623
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50%
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$13.90 - $35.75
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$21
$36
MEDIAN: $21.15
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,217 - $82,431  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$34,982 - $84,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 241
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.90 - $35.75  
   
Overtime
$18.55 - $42.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$34,982 - $84,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 122

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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 $75K annually. A common career progression for a Safety Supervisor is to become a Safety Manager or a Construction Safety Manager. Compared to Safety Supervisors, the first group earns $6K more on average, and the second group earns $10K more.

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Popular Skills for Safety Supervisor


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Windows Operating System General Use, Safety Compliance, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Training and OSHA Compliance as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Safety Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Safety Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 212 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Safety Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 117 salaries. An experienced Safety Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 74 salaries. A Safety Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 31 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,073

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With a pay rate for Safety Supervisors that is 30 percent greater than the national average, Baton Rouge offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Safety Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in New Orleans (+9 percent), Boston (+7 percent), Houston (+5 percent), and Bakersfield (+5 percent). In New York, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Denver and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

Safety Supervisor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Safety Supervisor?

Safety Supervisor in Conyers:
"Over Worked and Underpaid."
Pros: I like to work with the employees to help them understand safety and what it means to them. I like breaking down OSHA regulations and applying them to the work place. I also enjoy making a difference in the employees life by showing them that I care and I want to help take care of them in an injury. I also really enjoy the trending data from gathering it to calculating it out and seeing the positive trends that come from doping the job right populate on my charts.
Cons: I agreed to stay in safety after being promoted to an environmental job, because the safety manager, my boss quit. It has been six months with no replacement and I am the only person in safety for 800 employees. I am super frustrated by the idea that sine I am in safety, its my job to make safety and their job to make product. I also get calls all hours of night for safety related incidents serious and small.

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Key Stats for Safety Supervisor

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Safety Supervisor Salaries

▲26%

▲16%

▲8%

National Average
$56,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Safety Supervisor Salaries







National Average
$56,000


Training
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 16%