How much does a Food Safety Manager make in the United States? The average Food Safety Manager salary in the United States is $110,885 as of November 23, 2022, but the range typically falls between $85,098 and $131,612. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Food Safety Manager plans and manages food safety programs and processes to meet all company, federal, state, provincial, and local required standards. Develops easy-to-understand content and delivers training for safety procedures. Being a Food Safety Manager maintains plant sanitation standards and processes to reduce food safety risks. Conducts food safety audits to identify deviations from standards. Additionally, Food Safety Manager documents and follows up on corrective actions. Collects data and compiles reports that reflect trends and that identify potential problems. Collaborates with cross-functional teams to instill a safety culture in the organization. Utilizes HACCP, GMP, and other industry standards, principles, and methods. Typically requires a bachelor's degree in food science, related field, or equivalent. Frequently requires certification in Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP). Typically reports to a director. The Food Safety Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Food Safety Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes. (Copyright 2022 View full job description

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Skills associated with Food Safety Manager: Food Quality Inspection, Audit Reports, Compliance Audit, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) ...More

Salary estimation for Food Safety Manager at companies like : GREYSTONE LOGISTICS INC, MOLSON COORS BEVERAGE CO, PAR PACIFIC HOLDINGS, INC.