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How Much Does a Safety Director Earn In The United States?

Safety Director Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$79,000
$48,000
$79,000
$131,000
Did you know that the average safety director makes $79,962 per year? That's valued at $38.44 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $48,000 and $131,000, meaning safety directors have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most safety directors find a job with construction and manufacturing companies, while others work for technology, construction, and health care companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. California, Minnesota and New Jersey are the top states in the U.S. to pay safety directors the highest salaries.
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Where Safety Directors Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where safety directors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Safety Directors Earn In Different Cities?

While a safety director can average a salary of $79,962 per year, or $38.44 per hour, there are many opportunities for safety directors to make more. For example, in South San Francisco, CA you might make $125,199 per year. Other high-paying locations include Austin, TX, Las Vegas, NV and Bristol, CT. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to South San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $67,000. The highest paying states for safety directors include California, Minnesota and New Jersey. Meanwhile, Georgia, Hawaii, and Kentucky offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

South San Francisco, CA

Salary Range90k - 173k$125k$125,199

Austin, TX

Salary Range76k - 152k$108k$107,598

Las Vegas, NV

Salary Range76k - 146k$106k$105,946

Bristol, CT

Salary Range74k - 143k$103k$103,073

Boston, MA

Salary Range72k - 140k$101k$100,814

Grand Forks, ND

Salary Range71k - 130k$96k$96,413

Albany, NY

Salary Range67k - 132k$94k$94,133

Lancaster, PA

Salary Range68k - 127k$93k$93,401

Tacoma, WA

Salary Range67k - 119k$90k$89,588

Washington, DC

Salary Range60k - 111k$82k$82,028
$47k
$173k

High Paying Safety Director Jobs

Which Companies Pay Safety Directors The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like RingCentral and Genentech as they offer the highest salaries for safety directors.
Company
Company
Average Salary
RingCentral
Salary Range125k - 140k$133k$132,763
Genentech
Salary Range105k - 131k$117k$117,493
Jacobs Engineering Group
Salary Range96k - 122k$109k$108,598
IQVIA
Salary Range88k - 114k$100k$100,447
Sysco
Salary Range84k - 113k$98k$97,696
AstraZeneca
Salary Range85k - 111k$98k$97,677
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Salary Range84k - 111k$97k$97,120
The Coca-Cola Company
Salary Range89k - 103k$96k$96,215
Takeda
Salary Range82k - 110k$95k$95,423
Trimble
Salary Range81k - 99k$90k$90,245
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$140k

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    How Much Do Safety Directors Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, safety director salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that technology, construction, and health care companies tend to offer much higher salaries for safety directors. For example, safety directors make a whopping average salary of $85,993 while working for technology companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $72,281 at construction companies and $70,868 at health care companies. But safety directors may want to avoid working in the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $58,721.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Technology

    Salary Range70k - 104k$86k$85,993

    Construction

    Salary Range62k - 84k$72k$72,281

    Health Care

    Salary Range58k - 85k$71k$70,868

    Transportation

    Salary Range57k - 80k$68k$67,736

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range56k - 79k$67k$67,464

    Hospitality

    Salary Range51k - 67k$59k$58,721
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    $104k

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    $111,488
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    $45,058
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    $100,000
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    07/26/2020
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    $52,175
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    $100,000
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    Bridgewater, NJ
    Bridgewater, NJ
    05/20/2020
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    $90,000
    $90,000
    05/20/2020
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    Pierre, SD
    Pierre, SD
    05/14/2020
    05/14/2020
    $55,207
    $55,207
    05/14/2020