Pay for Safety Consultants in the United States sits in the ballpark of $60K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Safety Consultants is high. While close to a third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Safety Consultants who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 82 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,084 - $101,218
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$60K
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MEDIAN: $60,072
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$14.22 - $72.27
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,084 - $101,218  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,255  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$37,046 - $109,920  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 150
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.22 - $72.27  
   
Overtime
$20.04 - $59.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,255  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$37,046 - $109,920  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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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While Safety Consultants do not often become Environmental Health & Safety Managers, the job pays $75K per year on average. However, Safety Consultants typically graduate to Safety Managers or Construction Safety Directors.

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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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $51K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $64K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Safety Consultants make a median salary of $83K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $98K.

Safety Consultant Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Safety Consultant?

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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Key Stats for Safety Consultant

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Safety Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 58%

Experienced
up arrow 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Safety Consultant Salaries

National Average
$62,000



Training
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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