Safety Supervisor Salary

The average Safety Supervisor in the United States earns approximately $58K per year. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $10K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $36K and hits $85K on the high end. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Safety Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Safety Supervisors who responded to the questionnaire — 81 percent to be exact.

$39,195 - $83,188
(Median)
$39K
$58K
$83K
MEDIAN: $57,620
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$14.00 - $31.90
(Median)
$14
$20
$32
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,195 - $83,188  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,101  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $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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$36,377 - $84,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 342
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.00 - $31.90  
   
Overtime
$18.18 - $44.77  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,101  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $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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$36,377 - $84,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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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 $75K annually. Safety Managers or Construction Safety Managers are common next-step roles for Safety Supervisors moving up in their careers; annual pay for Safety Managers is $6K higher on average, and it's $10K higher for Construction Safety Managers.

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Popular Skills for Safety Supervisor


Safety Supervisors seem to require a number of specific 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, with boosts between 3 percent and 10 percent. Training and Microsoft Word as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed 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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $50K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $58K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $65K. 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 $69K.

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Experience Affects Safety Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Safety Supervisor Salaries


Safety Compliance
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

National Average
$56,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%


Training
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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