Safety Consultant Salary

Safety Consultants in the United States pull down an average of $63K per year. Cash earnings for Safety Consultants — including $12K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $38K to $125K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Safety Consultants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Safety Consultants who answered the questionnnaire. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by a little more than half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,778 - $105,360
(Median)
$40K
$63K
$110K
MEDIAN: $62,637
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$14.21 - $86.16
(Median)
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$86
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,778 - $105,360  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,113  
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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$37,801 - $124,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 235
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$14.21 - $86.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$7.80  
Overtime
$20.56 - $57.23  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,113  
   
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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$37,801 - $124,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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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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It doesn't happen often, but some Safety Consultants do move on to become Environmental Health & Safety Managers. The average pay for that role is slightly higher at $75K per year. Safety Consultants most often advance into Safety Manager and Construction Safety Director positions even though the median salaries are $2K lower and $2K lower, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Safety Consultant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Safety Consultants who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $50K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $67K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Safety Consultants make a median salary of $81K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $96K.

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
$64,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Safety Consultant Salaries

National Average
$64,000



Training
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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