Safety Consultant Salary

Median pay for Safety Consultants in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $63K per year. Overall cash earnings for Safety Consultants stretch from $36K on the lower end to $117K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $12K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Safety Consultants greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Safety Consultants report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — nearly one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by over one-half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$39,472 - $102,420
(Median)
$39K
$63K
$100K
MEDIAN: $62,808
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$14.05 - $81.07
(Median)
$14
$24
$81
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,472 - $102,420  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,532  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $9,787  
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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$35,977 - $117,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 212
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$14.05 - $81.07  
   
Overtime
$20.78 - $50.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,532  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $9,787  
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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$35,977 - $117,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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 $74K per year. However, it's more common for Safety Consultants to move into roles as Safety Managers or Safety Director, Constructions.

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Popular Skills for Safety Consultant


Safety Consultants report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Safety Compliance, OSHA Compliance, and Training can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Training, OSHA Compliance, and Safety Compliance. Most people who know OSHA Compliance also know Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Consultant

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Safety Consultants. The average beginner in this position makes around $49K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $68K. Safety Consultants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $80K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $92K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Safety Consultant Salaries

National Average
$63,000



Training
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 33%
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