Safety Consultant Salary (United States)

Safety Consultants in the United States pull down an average of $64,674 annually. Pay ranges from $38,710 on the low end to $115,870 per year on the higher side. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Most Safety Consultants report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Safety Consultant Salary (?
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$39,955 - $101,999
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MEDIAN: $63,455
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Safety Consultant Salary (?
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$14.02 - $77.42
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,955 - $101,999  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $9,863  
Total Pay (?
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$38,710 - $115,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 176
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.02 - $77.42  
   
Overtime
$22.06 - $51.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
   
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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$38,710 - $115,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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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Though some Safety Consultants move into positions like Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager (where salaries climb an extra $8,778), this progression is not the norm. More commonly, Safety Consultants take pay cuts as they move into roles as Safety Managers or Construction Safety Directors, making $4,340 or $3,189 less per year, respectively.

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Safety Consultants report a narrow range of specific skills. OSHA Compliance is considered a valuable skill and can increase employee pay by 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Training and Safety Compliance. Many workers who know OSHA Compliance also know Safety Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Consultant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher salaries. Starting out, salaries are typically $51K, which grows to $77K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $80K after 10 to 20 years. Paychecks show no signs of slowing down as Safety Consultants approach two decades on the job—pay continues to accelerate and typical earnings come to $100K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining around one in five. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Safety Consultants, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Pittsburgh is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 3 percent.

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Experience Affects Safety Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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$65,000
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Skills That Affect Safety Consultant Salaries

National Average
$65,000
Training
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
20%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 30%