Safety Consultant Salary

Safety Consultants in the United States take home approximately $60K per year on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men account for the majority of Safety Consultants who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Safety Consultants. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by a majority. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,065 - $99,119
$42K
$60K
$99K
MEDIAN: $59,968
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$14.13 - $72.27
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$72
MEDIAN: $34.22
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,065 - $99,119  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,544  
Profit Sharing
$5,100  
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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$38,299 - $111,356  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.13 - $72.27  
   
Overtime
$20.17 - $58.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,544  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,100  
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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$38,299 - $111,356  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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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

  • Inspect sites and identify potential OSHA and safety hazards, documenting recommendations.
  • Lead workshops and interventions to improve safety behaviors and equipment usage.
  • Investigate specific incidents and complaints to identify improvement strategies.
  • Provide risk assessments and training to reduce risk in various workplaces.

Common Career Paths for Safety Consultant


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It's not very common for Safety Consultants to move on to become Environmental Health & Safety Managers. Average pay for an Environmental Health & Safety Manager is $75K annually. However, becoming a Safety Manager or Construction Safety Director is a more frequent transition for Safety Consultants.

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Pay by Experience Level for Safety Consultant

Pay by Experience for a Safety Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Safety Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 93 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Safety Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Safety Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 47 salaries. A Safety Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 38 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,294

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Safety Consultants will find that Denver offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 31 percent. Safety Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Pittsburgh (+8 percent) and Boston (+7 percent). Dallas is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 4 percent.

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Key Stats for Safety Consultant

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Safety Consultant Salaries

▲56%

▲34%

▼0%

National Average
$62,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Safety Consultant Salaries

National Average
$62,000



Training
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 30%
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