Safety Director, Construction Salary

Construction Safety Directors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — roughly two in three have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $45K to $111K per year, median earnings come to $74K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Construction Safety Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Construction Safety Directors who answered the questionnnaire. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,008 - $115,280
$46K
$74K
$120K
MEDIAN: $73,831
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50%
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$18.12 - $51.65
$18
$28
$52
MEDIAN: $28.13
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$0$115K
Salary $46,008 - $115,280
Bonus $974 - $11,878
Profit Sharing $3,750
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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$45,875 - $113,886
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 69
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $18.12 - $51.65
Overtime $38.50
Annual Data $0$113K
Bonus $974 - $11,878
Profit Sharing $3,750
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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$45,875 - $113,886
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Safety Director, Construction

Construction safety directors are responsible for ensuring that construction jobs are carried out according to all relevant laws and OSHA regulations. They may oversee the safety efforts of several construction sites at a time, depending on the projects in which their companies are involved.

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Safety Director, Construction Tasks

  • Develop and implement all risk management and safety operations for the home office and at various jobsite locations.
  • Enforce safety policies.
  • Develop and implement ongoing field safety training.
  • Oversee company compliance with federal, state and local safety regulations.

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Construction Safety Directors' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Environmental Health & Safety Director. The average Environmental Health & Safety Director brings home $105K per year. Many Construction Safety Directors go on to become Construction Safety Managers or Safety Directors despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $10K lower and $6K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Safety Director, Construction


Construction Safety Directors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in OSHA Compliance, Microsoft Office, Safety Compliance, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 percent. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Director, Construction

Pay by Experience for a Safety Director, Construction has a positive trend. An entry-level Safety Director, Construction with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Safety Director, Construction with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Safety Director, Construction which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 41 salaries. A Safety Director, Construction with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Safety Director, Construction

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Safety Director, Construction Salaries

▲18%

▲12%

▼0%

National Average
$75,000

▼33%

Skills That Affect Safety Director, Construction Salaries

OSHA Compliance
▲13%


Safety Compliance
▲5%

Project Management
▲2%



National Average
$75,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 10%
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