Average Safety Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Safety Manager is $68,723.
MEDIAN $68,723
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$48k - $100k
$204 - $12k
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$808 - $14k
$200 - $22k
Total Pay
$43k - $103k

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Job Description for Safety Manager

Safety Manager Tasks
  • Participate in the development of safety and health policies, practices and procedures.
  • Ensure company compliance with all applicable laws governing environmental health and safety.
  • Conduct and coordinate safety inspections.
  • Lead the investigation of accidents and injuries, and cooperate in the preparation of material for hearings and insurance investigations.
  • Design and train all levels of employees.
The top respondents for the job title Safety Manager are from the companies Amazon.com Inc, Tyson Foods, Inc. and First Student, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Georgia-Pacific Corporation where the average pay is $87,222. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Tyson Foods, Inc. and U.S. Air Force (USAF), earning around $85,406 and $78,000, respectively. First Student, Inc. pays the lowest at around $45,316. Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. and Amazon.com Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $65,003 and $71,768, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Safety Manager

Skills in OSHA Compliance and Risk Management / Risk Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training Program Development, Training and Safety Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Manager

An entry-level Safety Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,904 based on 529 salaries. An early career Safety Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,476 based on 1,944 salaries. A mid-career Safety Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,477 based on 1,745 salaries. An experienced Safety Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,277 based on 1,631 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $80,492.
Employees with Safety Manager in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 18.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (14.2% more) and Seattle, Washington (13.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (0.6% less).

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