Safety Supervisor Salary

An average Safety Supervisor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $57K annually. Overall cash earnings for Safety Supervisors vary widely between $35K and $83K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Safety Supervisors are male. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Safety Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,593 - $81,539
(Median)
$38K
$57K
$82K
MEDIAN: $56,758
10%
50%
90%

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$13.14 - $31.95
(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
$37,593 - $81,539  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,814  
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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$35,380 - $83,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 300
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.14 - $31.95  
   
Overtime
$18.51 - $45.39  
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 - $9,814  
   
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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$35,380 - $83,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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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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At the upper end, Safety Supervisors who move into an Environmental Health & Safety Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Environmental Health & Safety Managers is a much higher $74K per year. The most common next step for a Safety Supervisor is to become a Safety Manager or a Construction Safety Manager. The former position pays an additional $6K per year on average, and the latter position pays $10K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Safety Supervisor


Survey results suggest that Safety Supervisors use a fairly large toolkit of professional 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. Those listing Training as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Safety Supervisors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $50K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $57K. Safety Supervisors bring in $64K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $71K.

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Experience Affects Safety Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Safety Supervisor Salaries


Safety Compliance
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$55,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%


Training
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
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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