Safety Consultant Salary

Safety Consultants in the United States take home approximately $60K annually on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. The vast majority of Safety Consultants (86 percent) who took the survey are men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$41,392 - $98,569
$41K
$60K
$99K
MEDIAN: $60,313
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$14.26 - $70.96
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$71
MEDIAN: $35.34
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$0$110K
Salary $41,392 - $98,569
Bonus $0.00 - $12,307
Profit Sharing $10,000
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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$39,450 - $110,283
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 175
Hourly Data $0$70
Hourly Rate $14.26 - $70.96
Overtime $20.75 - $59.32
Annual Data $0$110K
Bonus $0.00 - $12,307
Profit Sharing $10,000
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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$39,450 - $110,283
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 47

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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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Safety Consultants who advance into the role of an Environmental Health & Safety Manager are fairly uncommon. Environmental Health & Safety Managers on average earn $75K per year. It is more probable, however, that Safety Consultants become Safety Managers or Construction Safety Directors.

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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: $62,669

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

For Safety Consultants, Denver provides a pay rate that is 30 percent greater than the national average. Safety Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Pittsburgh (+7 percent) and Boston (+7 percent). Dallas is the lowest-paying area, 4 percent south of the national average.

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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 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Safety Consultant Salaries

▲55%

▲34%

▼0%

National Average
$63,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Safety Consultant Salaries

National Average
$63,000



Training
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 29%
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