Safety Supervisor Salary

Safety Supervisors in the United States can expect wages of $57K annually on average. Overall cash earnings for Safety Supervisors vary widely between $35K and $84K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. For the most part, Safety Supervisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Safety Supervisors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field.

$38,448 - $82,840
$38K
$57K
$83K
MEDIAN: $56,718
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50%
90%

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$13.43 - $35.16
$13
$21
$35
MEDIAN: $20.56
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,448 - $82,840  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,256  
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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$35,168 - $84,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 250
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.43 - $35.16  
   
Overtime
$18.43 - $43.39  
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 - $10,256  
   
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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$35,168 - $84,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 120

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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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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 $75K per year. Safety Supervisors typically move into roles as Safety Managers or Construction Safety Managers, and those positions pay $6K more and $10K more, 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 Project Management, Windows Operating System General Use, Safety Compliance, and Microsoft Office 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. 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $51K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $60K. Safety Supervisors bring in $70K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $65K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,830

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

Safety Supervisors will find that Baton Rouge offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 30 percent. Safety Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New Orleans (+9 percent), Boston (+7 percent), Houston (+6 percent), and Bakersfield (+6 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Denver. Employers pay around 9 percent less in New York and 1 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Safety Supervisor Salaries

▲25%

▲17%

▲8%

National Average
$56,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Safety Supervisor Salaries





Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Microsoft Word
▼0%

National Average
$56,000


Training
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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