Safety Coordinator Salary (United States)

For Safety Coordinators, yearly wages usually total $46,220 per year. Pay ranges from $31,320 on the low end to $73,022 per year on the higher side. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. A solid majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. For the most part, Safety Coordinators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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 (?
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$31,320 - $73,022  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 779
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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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Safety Coordinators may enjoy a sizeable increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder. For example, top-notch roles like Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager can offer an extra $27K annually than lower-level jobs in the same field. The most common next step for Safety Coordinators is moving into roles as Safety Managers or Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinators, where they can expect an extra $14,114 or $5,363 per year.

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Popular Skills for Safety Coordinator

Survey takers who work as Safety Coordinators usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Regulatory Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 6 percent more than the national average, respectively. Most people skilled in OSHA Compliance are similarly competent in Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Coordinator

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For Safety Coordinators, experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. Starting out, salaries are typically $42K, which grows to $49,780 after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $55K. Salaries grow more slowly as Safety Coordinators approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $58K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 18 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; most of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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For those looking to make money, Safety Coordinators in Denver enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, and Fort Worth, where Safety Coordinators typically earn around 25 percent, 8 percent, 8 percent, and 7 percent more than usual. The lowest-paying market is Columbus, which sits 18 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Indianapolis (-16 percent) and Chicago (-8 percent).

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%