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Law, Compliance, and Public Safety

 

Safety Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Inspects work environments and procedures for health and safety concerns, and develops programs to reduce the risk of injury or illness. May specialize in a particular type of industry or in certain kind of safety and health risk, such as radiation, hazardous chemicals, or ergonomics. Works in offices, factories, or mines.

Job Outlook

There were 55 Safety Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 2409 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Safety Manager industry, which includes the Safety Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Safety Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $65,835.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $71,148.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Safety Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $50,392.

Education and Experience

Posted Safety Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree7%
Bachelor's Degree45%
Master's Degree16%
Doctoral Degree1%
Other31%

Posted Safety Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years33%
3 to 5 years45%
6 to 8 years11%
9+ years11%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Safety Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (34%)
  • Microsoft Office (21%)
  • Microsoft Excel (18%)
  • Writing (17%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (16%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Safety Training (11%)
  • Industrial Hygiene (9%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Scheduling (11%)
  • Budgeting (10%)
  • Project Management (9%)
  • Cleaning (8%)
  • Customer Service (8%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Workers' Compensation (4%)
  • NIOSH (4%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Emergency Response Planning (1%) – marginal value $5,315
  • Process Safety (2%) – marginal value $4,235

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Safety Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Safety Administrator
  • Environmental Services Specialist
  • Functional Safety Manager

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Safety Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Titan Environmental Solutions, Inc (79)
  • Walmart / Sam's (44)
  • Iqvia (37)
  • First Student (36)
  • First Transit (33)

North Carolina

  • Iqvia (14)
  • PPD (4)
  • Nc Dept Of Public Safety (2)
  • Mission Health (2)
  • Hsm (2)

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