Safety Coordinator Salary

Safety Coordinators in the United States take home an average $50K per year. Total cash earnings of Safety Coordinators range from $31K on the low end to $73K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $7K, respectively. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Safety Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the majority of Safety Coordinators (68 percent) survey respondents. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,631 - $75,443
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,854
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$12.89 - $27.41
(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
$35,631 - $75,443  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,070  
Profit Sharing
$60.00 - $6,500  
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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$31,218 - $73,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,080
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.89 - $27.41  
   
Overtime
$16.45 - $39.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,070  
   
Profit Sharing
$60.00 - $6,500  
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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$31,218 - $73,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 612
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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. 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, OSHA Compliance, Training, and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office. Those educated in Safety Compliance tend to be well versed in OSHA Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Coordinator

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


For many Safety Coordinators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $43K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $50K. Safety Coordinators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $56K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $58K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Denver is home to an above-average pay rate for Safety Coordinators, 24 percent higher than the national average. Safety Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Cincinnati (+22 percent), Dallas (+18 percent), Houston (+15 percent), and Austin (+11 percent). Chicago is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average. Los Angeles and Charlotte are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 9 percent less than the median.

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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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Training
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Safety Compliance
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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 317 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
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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