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Safety Consultant Salary (United States)

Annual pay for Safety Consultants in the United States typically comes in around $63K per year. Total cash earnings of Safety Consultants range from $39K on the low end to $116K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $12K and $10K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although slightly less than a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Safety Consultant Salary (?
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$39,955 - $101,999
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MEDIAN: $63,455
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Safety Consultant Salary (?
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$14.02 - $77.42
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,955 - $101,999  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $9,863  
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).
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$38,710 - $115,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 176
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.02 - $77.42  
   
Overtime
$22.06 - $51.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $9,863  
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).
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$38,710 - $115,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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Job Description for Safety Consultant

Safety consultants work in the industrial safety and health field; they may work in factories, construction sites, medical facilities, schools, and other large facilities that house potential human dangers. The duties of a safety consultant include inspecting machinery and safety gear to ensure their proper operation and workers' protection, as well as presenting safety information to employees and management. They are also in charge of applying knowledge related to industrial workplace hazards and accident prevention in their workplace and communicating with external resources such as hospitals, local fire departments, and rescue teams so that the proper emergency personnel are available in case of an accident.
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Safety Consultant Tasks
  • Investigate specific incidents and complaints to identify improvement strategies.
  • Provide risk assessments and training to reduce risk in various workplaces.
  • Inspect sites and identify potential OSHA and safety hazards, documenting recommendations.
  • Lead workshops and interventions to improve safety behaviors and equipment usage.

Common Career Paths for Safety Consultant

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For Safety Consultants, advancing into an Environmental Health & Safety Manager role, where salaries are usually $73K, is not typical but is also not out of the question. Safety Consultants most often advance into Safety Manager and Construction Safety Director positions even though the median salaries are $4K lower and $3K lower, respectively.

Safety Consultant Job Listings

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Safety Consultants who took the survey. Those who have experience with OSHA Compliance, Safety Compliance, and Training can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training and Safety Compliance. Employees educated in OSHA Compliance are typically practiced in Safety Compliance, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Consultant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Safety Consultants, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $51K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $72K. Safety Consultants see a median salary of $80K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $92K. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; about one-half of respondents fall in this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one-fifth.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$65,000
Pittsburgh
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Home to some of the best pay for Safety Consultants, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 25 percent above the national average. With compensation 3 percent below the national average, Pittsburgh is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

Safety Consultant Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Safety Consultant in Kansas City:
"Difficulty Getting Unions and Management on the same page."
Listen to employees and coach them to find a solution to their safety issues. More the ownership to the worker so you are not viewed as the "safety police."

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Experience Affects Safety Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$65,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Safety Consultant Salaries

National Average
$65,000
Training
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
20%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 30%