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Safety Coordinator Salary

The average Safety Coordinator in the United States earns approximately $50K per year. Overall cash earnings for Safety Coordinators stretch from $31K on the lower end to $73K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K from bonuses and $7K from profit sharing. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. For the most part, Safety Coordinators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Safety Coordinators (68 percent) survey respondents are men. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,719 - $75,217
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,714
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50%
90%

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$12.74 - $27.14
(Median)
$13
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,719 - $75,217  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,067  
Profit Sharing
$122.55 - $6,787  
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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$31,156 - $72,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,015
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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.74 - $27.14  
   
Overtime
$16.25 - $39.61  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,067  
   
Profit Sharing
$122.55 - $6,787  
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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$31,156 - $72,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 588

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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. Environmental Health & Safety Managers earn $74K on average per year. It is quite typical for Safety Coordinators to transition into roles as Safety Managers or Safety Directors, where reported median earnings are $15K and $21K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Safety Coordinator


Safety Coordinators generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, OSHA Compliance, Training, and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Safety Coordinators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $43K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Safety Coordinators make a median salary of $56K. 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.

Pay Difference by Location


Safety Coordinators earn a generous sum in the state of Texas: In particular, Dallas, Houston, and Austin have higher pay rates than anywhere else in the country, each offering salaries above the national average. Trailing the national average by 18 percent, Columbus is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Indianapolis and Los Angeles earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).

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
up arrow 3%

OSHA Compliance
up arrow 2%

Training
up arrow 2%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Training Program Development
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 327 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 17%
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