Safety Director Salary

Safety Directors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up nearly three in five of Safety Directors. Pay fluctuates from $43K to $121K per year, but expected earnings average $75K per year. Cash earnings of Safety Directors can occasionally include $19K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $43K to almost $121K. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Safety Directors who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 81 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$46,556 - $121,072
$47K
$76K
$120K
MEDIAN: $75,565
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50%
90%

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$14.34 - $34.44
$14
$21
$34
MEDIAN: $20.61
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$0$123K
Salary $46,556 - $121,072
Bonus $0.00 - $19,394
Profit Sharing $1,443 - $12,255
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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$41,308 - $123,909
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 924
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $14.34 - $34.44
Overtime $19.95 - $44.22
Annual Data $0$123K
Bonus $0.00 - $19,394
Profit Sharing $1,443 - $12,255
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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$41,308 - $123,909
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 151

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.

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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

National Average: $72,755

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 Reviews

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

Safety Director in Oklahoma City:
Pros: Good opportunities to network with other safety professionals. Ability to mandate what new training and policies are put into effect.
Cons: Long hours in the field. Sometimes gone during holidays and anniversaries.

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

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Key Stats for Safety Director

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 220 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Safety Director Salaries

▲14%

▲13%

▼0%

National Average
$73,000

▼27%

Skills That Affect Safety Director Salaries



Training Management
▲2%


National Average
$73,000



▼8%

DOT Compliance
▼10%

Safety
▼11%

Human Resources
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 220 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 18%