Safety Consultant Salary (United States)

Salaries for Safety Consultants in the United States sit in the ballpark of $64,674 per year. Compensation generally starts at $38,710 and does not exceed $115,870 per year. Total cash income, which bottoms out near $39,955 and peaks near $101,999, incorporates potential for more than $11,836 from bonuses and close to $9,863 from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all—around one third lack any form of coverage—but a majority have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Safety Consultants. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
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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MEDIAN: $24.00
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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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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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Though it's uncommon, some Safety Consultants move into roles as Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Managers, bringing in an extra $8,778 per year. Safety Consultants most often move into positions as Safety Managers or Construction Safety Directors, where they typically take pay cuts of $4,340 or $3,189 per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Safety Consultant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher salaries. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $51K; however, pay rises to approximately $77K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $80K after one to two decades. After two decades in the field, Safety Consultants continue to experience steady salary growth, and typical compensation averages $100K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 25 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 21 percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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National Average
$65,000
Pittsburgh
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For Safety Consultants, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Falling short of the national average by 3 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Pittsburgh.

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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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$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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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%
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