Safety Coordinator Salary

For Safety Coordinators, annual average wages total $50K per year. Total cash compensation to Safety Coordinators approaches anywhere from $31K on the lower end to $73K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Residence 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 the larger part earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Safety Coordinators who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. The majority of Safety Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$35,682 - $75,483
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,837
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50%
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$12.87 - $27.30
(Median)
$13
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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50%
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
$35,682 - $75,483  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,058  
Profit Sharing
$116.35 - $6,183  
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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$31,169 - $73,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,066
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.87 - $27.30  
   
Overtime
$16.36 - $39.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,058  
   
Profit Sharing
$116.35 - $6,183  
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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$31,169 - $73,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 607
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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 large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Environmental Health & Safety Manager. The latter position pays an average of $74K annually. 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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in 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.


For Safety Coordinators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $43K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $51K. Safety Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $56K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $58K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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 Dallas (+20 percent), Houston (+15 percent), Austin (+11 percent), and San Antonio (+8 percent). Chicago is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Los Angeles and 8 percent less in Charlotte, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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
25%
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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