Safety Supervisor Salary
An average Safety Supervisor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $56K per year. The range in cash compensation to Safety Supervisors ($35K to $85K) includes potential earnings of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Male Safety Supervisors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field.
|Salary||$37,837 - $83,356|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $9,787|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $10,304|
|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).)
|$34,785 - $85,161|
|Hourly Rate||$13.31 - $36.33|
|Overtime||$18.25 - $41.55|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $9,787|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $10,304|
|Total Pay (||$34,785 - $85,161|
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.Read More...
Most safety supervisors also are the individuals that investigate illnesses or injuries that take place at the job site. This includes a thorough inspection of any complaint, issue, or problem that workers or equipment may have. In addition, they are required to be kept current with any changes, additions, or removals of safety rules and regulations. This includes OSHA standards, department regulations, Environmental Protection Agency requirements, and other relevant regulations and laws.
Safety supervisors work in a number of different industries, but they frequently work in construction companies to enforce safety codes and regulations. They must have strong communication skills, be able to work well in a team setting, be a self starter, and be able to handle lots of information at once. Education is also important for in this position. Most companies prefer individuals who have a bachelor's degree in occupational health and safety or a related field. Some companies prefer an engineering degree, especially for those working at a construction site as a safety supervisor. The Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification is frequently preferred. Additionally, it is important for the supervisor to continue to attend workshops and courses to stay current with changing laws, regulations, and best practices. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
Safety Supervisors who go on to become Environmental Health & Safety Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Environmental Health & Safety Managers is $75K annually. Career advancement for the typical Safety Supervisor often leads to becoming a Safety Manager or a Construction Safety Manager; median salaries in these positions are $7K higher and $10K higher, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Safety Supervisor
Safety Supervisors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Windows Operating System General Use, Safety Compliance, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Training and OSHA Compliance, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Office.
Pay by Experience Level for Safety Supervisor
Pay by Experience for a Safety Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Safety Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 212 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Safety Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 117 salaries. An experienced Safety Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 74 salaries. A Safety Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 31 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Surpassing the national average by 32 percent, Safety Supervisors in Baton Rouge receive some of the highest pay in the country. Safety Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in New Orleans (+10 percent), Boston (+9 percent), Houston (+7 percent), and Bakersfield (+7 percent). New York is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver (9 percent lower) and Dallas (1 percent lower).
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