Safety Coordinator Salary

Safety Coordinators in the United States can expect wages of $50K per year on average. Cash earnings for Safety Coordinators — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $31K to approximately $73K. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men account for the majority of Safety Coordinators who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Safety Coordinators is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,697 - $75,432

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$12.88 - $27.35

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,697 - $75,432  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,076  
Profit Sharing
$117.45 - $6,128  
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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$31,255 - $73,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.88 - $27.35  
   
Overtime
$16.34 - $39.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,076  
   
Profit Sharing
$117.45 - $6,128  
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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$31,255 - $73,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 621
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Job Description for Safety Coordinator

A safety coordinator supervises the safety of a company’s workers. Their role is a combination of understanding legal safety requirements and setting standards for the company's workforce. The coordinator’s knowledge is used to help train workers to understand safety procedures and requirements.

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Safety Coordinator Tasks

  • Conduct trainings informing employees of company health and safety plans and promoting safe practices.
  • Develop company health and safety plans and policies, and manage programs that ensure safe working conditions.
  • Supervise employee activities and inspect company equipment and property to ensure compliance with health and safety standards.
  • Handle accident reports, make sure records are properly filed, and identify strategies for preventing future accidents.

Common Career Paths for Safety Coordinator


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Safety Coordinators who transition into an Environmental Health & Safety Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $74K per year. Typical career progression for a Safety Coordinator involves becoming a Safety Manager or a Safety Director, roles that pay $15K more and $21K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Safety Coordinator


Survey results show that Safety Coordinators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, OSHA Compliance, Training, and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in Safety Compliance also know OSHA Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Coordinator

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


For Safety Coordinators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $43K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $50K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $56K in this role. Safety Coordinators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $58K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 24 percent, Safety Coordinators in Denver receive some of the highest pay in the country. Safety Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Cincinnati (+22 percent), Dallas (+20 percent), Houston (+15 percent), and Austin (+11 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Chicago is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Charlotte and Los Angeles (8 percent lower).

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What is it like working as a Safety Coordinator?

Safety Coordinator in Midland:
"Safety Is A Lifestyle, Not A Job."
Pros: You can see the changes you make in and industry on a daily basis.
Cons: When things do go wrong, people can die.

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Experience Affects Safety Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Safety Coordinator Salaries


OSHA Compliance
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Safety Compliance
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Training
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National Average
$47,000

Training Program Development
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 314 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 16%
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