$75,990
Avg. Salary
$20.68
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$5,003

Bonus

$4,784

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Safety Director is $20.68 per hour.

The average pay for a Safety Director is $75,990 per year.

10%
$14.60
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$20.68
50%
$34.48
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90%
MEDIAN $20.68
10%
$48k
10%
$76k
50%
$120k
90%
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MEDIAN $75,990
$48,348 - $120,206
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MEDIAN: $75,990
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$0$123K
Salary $48,348 - $120,206
Bonus $411 - $19,327
Profit Sharing $1,196 - $19,219
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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$43,041 - $123,259
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,861
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $14.60 - $34.48
Overtime $18.59 - $48.73
Annual Data $0$123K
Bonus $411 - $19,327
Profit Sharing $1,196 - $19,219
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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$43,041 - $123,259
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 262

Job Description for Safety Director

Safety directors are responsible for managing all health and safety program initiatives across their companies to maintain a safe, healthy workplace for all employees. This includes the development of a safety strategy and ownership of the departmental budget. They also manage all internal and external relationships as they relate to government requirements and internal policy compliance.

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Safety Director Tasks
  • Assist and monitor projects across multiple facilities or locations.
  • Make recommendations for performance improvement, and collaborate with other department personnel in information management activities.
  • Develop and implement safety strategies through training, inspections, and performance reviews.

Common Career Paths for Safety Director


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Advancing into an Environmental Health & Safety Director role seems to be a popular career move for Safety Directors, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $105K per year.

Safety Director Job Listings

Popular Skills for Safety Director


Safety Directors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Risk Management / Risk Control, Regulatory Compliance, Training Management, and Training Program Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Human Resources, Safety, and DOT Compliance. Most people who know OSHA Compliance also know Training Program Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Director

Pay by Experience for a Safety Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Safety Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 297 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Safety Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 289 salaries. An experienced Safety Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 416 salaries. A Safety Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 215 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

64%

30%

27%

15%

12%

5%

-24%

National Average: $73,975

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

Miami is home to an above-average pay rate for Safety Directors, 67 percent higher than the national average. Safety Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+34 percent), Philadelphia (+34 percent), Charlotte (+32 percent), and Detroit (+31 percent). Safety Directors' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Safety Directors in Columbus bring in salaries that are 22 percent lower than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Fort Worth (4 percent less) and Milwaukee (2 percent less).

Safety Director Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Safety Director?

Safety Director in New Castle:
"Job expansion."
This job is always changing, company needs are always changing. Responsibilities grow with the confidence level of the owners.

Safety Director in Plano:
"Interview your direct supervisor."
Create an atmosphere of continuous improvement.

Safety Director in Phillipsburg:
"How important my job would be in the future."
Be willing to be a problem solver and establish and enforce policy, practice and procedure.

Safety Director in Seattle:
"Can be high stress and not enough pay."
Most of us work for pay to support self and family etc. Liking your job is important, but not as important as not being paid a living wage, especially when certain jobs (sites) demand unpaid extra time and increased stress. Many General contractors, including their safety personnel can be willing to ignore hazardous conditions for workers (your companys) to maintain completion schedules etc. When early contract completion bonus payments are at stake for large general contractors, stress is more subtle, but can be just as combat. Having been in many stressful situations of responsibility while serving in the military, I have gained some understanding of "stress". It takes a toll and is cumulative if not relieved. Supporting your family to the degree commensurate with the amount of responsibility placed on your shoulders, should be compensated fairly. In the military you know your pay scale, you know the risks, your training prepares you for compromising your integrity. Not so in priva.

Safety Director in Cincinnati:
"EPA rules and regulations."
I wish I knew more about the EPA rules and regulations in regards to voc's and emission control.

Safety Director in Amarillo:
"Consider yourself as self employeed and serve your customers."
Establish a good relationship with all of your general managers. Find out how you can help them and do them a service, don't add to their issues, be an asset that they can rely on.

Safety Director in Rockmart:
"Good."
Pros: Learning.
Cons: So many rules change.

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Key Stats for Safety Director

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 437 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
25%

Experience Affects Safety Director Salaries

▲13%

▲11%

National Average
$74,000

▼2%

▼29%

Skills That Affect Safety Director Salaries




Training Management
▼0%

National Average
$74,000



▼9%

DOT Compliance
▼11%

Safety
▼12%

Human Resources
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 437 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 18%