How much does a Safety Director make in the United States? The average Safety Director salary in the United States is $158,388 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $135,958 and $183,651. 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. 

Safety Director Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Safety Director Salary $115,536 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Safety Director Salary $135,958 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Safety Director Salary $158,388 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Safety Director Salary $183,651 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Safety Director Salary $206,652 US May 28, 2024
25% $135,958 10% $115,536 90% $206,652 75% $183,651 $158,388 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Safety Director need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Leadership: Knowledge of and ability to employ effective strategies that motivate and guide other members within our business to achieve optimum results.


Safety Inspections: Identifying, assessing, and monitoring hazardous conditions to recommend corrective actions and prevent future incidents.


Environmental Health: A branch of public health that focuses on the interrelationships between people and their environment, promotes human health and well-being, and fosters healthy and safe communities.

Leadership 8.59%
Safety Inspections 2.05%
Environmental Health 1.38%
Others 87.98%
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Job Description for Safety Director

Safety Director directs, develops, and oversees the general health and safety policies and procedures of the organization. Ensures the workplace is in compliance with OSHA and other state, local, or industry specific regulations and that periodic safety audits are conducted. Being a Safety Director provides programs that ensure a safe workplace including safety orientations, skill training, emergency preparedness, proper job instruction, hazardous material disposal procedures, and the use of protective equipment. Develops a systemic process to collect data and analyze the causes of accidents and generate required reporting. Additionally, Safety Director implements initiatives to reduce and prevent accidents, occupational illnesses, and exposure to long-term health hazards. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Safety Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Safety Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Safety Director salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Safety Director, the highest Safety Director salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Safety Director salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Safety Director salary is in Miami, FL, where the Safety Director salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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