Safety Supervisor Salary

Earnings for Safety Supervisors in the United States come in at around $56K annually on average. Overall cash earnings for Safety Supervisors vary widely between $35K and $85K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Safety Supervisors who answered the questionnnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,110 - $83,365
$38K
$56K
$83K
MEDIAN: $55,877
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50%
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$13.69 - $36.87
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$21
$37
MEDIAN: $20.75
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$0$85K
Salary $38,110 - $83,365
Bonus $0.00 - $9,826
Profit Sharing $500 - $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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$34,817 - $85,342
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 251
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $13.69 - $36.87
Overtime $20.19 - $43.29
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,826
Profit Sharing $500 - $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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$34,817 - $85,342
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 132

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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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As Safety Supervisors transition into upper-level roles such as Environmental Health & Safety Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Environmental Health & Safety Managers earn $75K on average per year. Safety Supervisors moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Safety Managers or Construction Safety Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $7K higher and $10K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Safety Supervisor


Survey results show that Safety Supervisors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Windows Operating System General Use, Safety Compliance, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Training and OSHA Compliance, on the other hand, are typically associated with much 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: $55,294

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Safety Supervisors, Baton Rouge offers exceptional salaries, 32 percent above the national average. Safety Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New Orleans (+10 percent), Boston (+9 percent), Houston (+7 percent), and Bakersfield (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is New York. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and Dallas (9 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

Safety Supervisor Reviews

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

Safety Supervisor in Little Rock:
"Lumber Mill Safety Supervisor."
Pros: The people. The satisfaction. Project management.
Cons: Amount of hours. Commute distance.

Safety Supervisor in Florida:
"Long hours and lots of travel."
Pros: Seeing different parts of the united states.
Cons: Traveling away from home every week and not being able to see my family.

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.

Safety Supervisor in Windsor Locks:
"An agonizing experience."
Pros: Working with people, exchanging ideas and influencing others.
Cons: Politics.

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Key Stats for Safety Supervisor

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Safety Supervisor Salaries

▲28%

▲18%

▲10%

National Average
$55,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Safety Supervisor Salaries







National Average
$55,000


Training
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 16%
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