Safety Consultant Salary

Earnings for Safety Consultants in the United States come in at around $63K per year on average. In the world of Safety Consultants, overall income ranges from $38K near the bottom to $125K at the top; this can include more than $12K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. 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 a majority and dental coverage is claimed by over one-half. Most Safety Consultants report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Safety Consultants are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's 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
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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 (?
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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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Although it's unusual, some Safety Consultants transition into jobs as Environmental Health & Safety Managers. The latter group reports earning a slightly lower median of $75K per year, though. A lot of Safety Consultants advance their careers by becoming Safety Managers and Construction Safety Directors. However, those positions offer $2K less and $2K less per year on average.

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Safety Consultants note just a narrow range of job skills. 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, Safety Compliance, and OSHA Compliance. It is not unusual for someone who knows OSHA Compliance to be familiar with Safety Compliance as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Consultant

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


Safety Consultants generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $50K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $67K. Safety Consultants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $81K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $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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