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Safety Consultant Salary

An average Safety Consultant in the United States can expect to take home roughly $63K annually. Total incomes of Safety Consultants incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $12K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $38K and $118K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Safety Consultants greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Safety Consultants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$39,799 - $103,228
(Median)
$40K
$63K
$100K
MEDIAN: $62,949
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$14.00 - $80.54
(Median)
$14
$25
$81
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,799 - $103,228  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,027  
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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$38,278 - $118,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 195
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$14.00 - $80.54  
   
Overtime
$22.27 - $50.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,027  
   
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).
)
$38,278 - $118,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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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 is somewhat unusual to come across Safety Consultants who slip into positions like Environmental Health & Safety Manager (where the median salary is $74K), but it does happen from time to time. Safety Consultants most frequently advance into Safety Manager and Construction Safety Director roles even though the median salaries are $3K lower and $2K lower, respectively.

Safety Consultant Job Listings

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Safety Consultants usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with OSHA Compliance, Safety Compliance, and Training can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Training and Safety Compliance. Those with knowledge of OSHA Compliance tend to be skilled in Safety Compliance as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Consultant

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


For many Safety Consultants, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $51K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $72K. Safety Consultants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $80K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $92K on average.

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 43%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Safety Consultant Salaries


National Average
$64,000


Training
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 29%