Safety Supervisor Salary

For Safety Supervisors, yearly average wages total $56K annually. The range in cash compensation to Safety Supervisors ($35K to $83K) includes potential earnings of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Safety Supervisors is high. Men make up the vast majority of Safety Supervisors (81 percent) who took the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,025 - $81,689
(Median)
$38K
$56K
$82K
MEDIAN: $55,622
10%
50%
90%

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$12.97 - $31.58
(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
$38,025 - $81,689  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,775  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $9,863  
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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$35,395 - $83,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 293
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.97 - $31.58  
   
Overtime
$18.51 - $45.41  
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 - $9,775  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $9,863  
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).
)
$35,395 - $83,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75

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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 experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Environmental Health & Safety Manager. The latter position pays an average of $74K annually. When Safety Supervisors are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Safety Managers or Construction Safety Managers. Those roles pay an additional $6K and $10K, respectively.

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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 who know 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $49K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $56K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $63K. Safety Supervisors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $71K.

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Experience Affects Safety Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Safety Supervisor Salaries


Safety Compliance
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Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
$55,000

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Training
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 10%