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Safety Coordinator Salary (United States)

The average Safety Coordinator in the United States earns approximately $49K per year. Cash earnings for Safety Coordinators — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing — stretch from around $31K to approximately $73K. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Male Safety Coordinators are more common than women; more than half (68 percent) of Safety Coordinators are men. For the most part, Safety Coordinators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Safety Coordinator Salary (?
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$35,637 - $74,804
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MEDIAN: $49,094
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Safety Coordinator Salary (?
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$12.28 - $27.30
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,637 - $74,804  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,004  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,122  
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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$31,320 - $73,022  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 779
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.28 - $27.30  
   
Overtime
$14.76 - $40.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,004  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,122  
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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$31,320 - $73,022  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 426
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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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As Safety Coordinators transition into upper-level roles such as Environmental Health & Safety Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. an Environmental Health & Safety Manager typically earns $73K per year. The most common next step for a Safety Coordinator is to become a Safety Manager or an Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator. The former position pays an additional $14K per year on average, and the latter position pays $5K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Safety Coordinator

Typical Safety Coordinators report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, OSHA Compliance, Training, and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with OSHA Compliance also know Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Safety Coordinators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher 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. Safety Coordinators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $55K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $58K. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience — of those surveyed, a fair portion land within this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one-tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

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$46,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Safety Coordinators, Denver offers exceptional salaries, 30 percent above the national average. Safety Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+25 percent), San Antonio (+8 percent), Houston (+8 percent), and Fort Worth (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 18 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Columbus. Employers also pay below the national average in Indianapolis (16 percent lower) and Chicago (8 percent lower).

Safety Coordinator Reviews

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
$46,000

Skills That Affect Safety Coordinator Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
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OSHA Compliance
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Training
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Safety Compliance
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National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 281 votes.

Gender

Female
32%
female alumni
 
Male
68%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 16%