Safety Coordinator Salary

Safety Coordinators in the United States take home an average $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 $6K from profit sharing. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of Safety Coordinators (68 percent) survey respondents are men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,584 - $76,113
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,174
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$12.84 - $27.28
(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 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,584 - $76,113  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,099  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,000  
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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$30,938 - $73,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,278
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.84 - $27.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$16.93 - $39.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,099  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,000  
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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$30,938 - $73,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 757
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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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For Safety Coordinators, progressing to an Environmental Health & Safety Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Environmental Health & Safety Manager can earn $75K annually. Safety Managers or Safety Directors are common next-step roles for Safety Coordinators moving up in their careers; annual pay for Safety Managers is $15K higher on average, and it's $21K higher for Safety Directors.

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Popular Skills for Safety Coordinator


Safety Coordinators seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management / Risk Control, OSHA Compliance, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office. For most people, competency in Safety Compliance indicates knowledge of OSHA Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Coordinator

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


Safety Coordinators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. 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. On average, Safety Coordinators make $55K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $56K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,807

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Safety Coordinators looking for a pay boost would do well to head to the Lone Star state. The three highest cities in the field — Dallas, Houston, and Austin — are all in Texas. With compensation 20 percent below the national average, Columbus is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Chicago (12 percent lower) and Cleveland (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

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 4%

Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 2%

OSHA Compliance
up arrow 1%

Safety Compliance
0%

Training
0%

Training Program Development
0%

National Average
$47,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 357 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
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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