Safety Coordinator Salary (United States)

Safety Coordinators in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $46,220 annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $31,320 to $73,022 per year. Total cash compensation to Safety Coordinators bottoms out near $35,637 and approaches $74,804 on the high end; the bigger paychecks include approximately $5,004 from bonuses and almost $7,122 from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and more than half earn vision coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers 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  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 779
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
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$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  
PayScale
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 experience a big boost in pay as they move up the career ladder. An upper-level role like Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager may bring in a lot more money — an additional $27K annually. 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

Safety Coordinators who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Regulatory Compliance is considered a valuable skill and can increase employee pay by 6 percent. Those educated in OSHA Compliance tend to be well-versed in Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Safety Coordinators, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $42K, increasing 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. A 20-year tenure heralds decreased salary growth, and Safety Coordinators who have made it this far report earning around $58K per year. 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, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. Most of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

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Surpassing the national average by 30 percent, Safety Coordinators in Denver receive some of the highest pay in the country. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, and Fort Worth, top-paying markets where Safety Coordinators rake in more than the national norm (+25 percent, +8 percent, +8 percent, and +7 percent). Trailing the national average by 18 percent, Columbus is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include 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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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%
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