Safety Coordinator Salary

Earnings for Safety Coordinators in the United States come in at around $49K per year on average. 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 $7K from profit sharing. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Safety Coordinators are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 68 percent of professionals. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$35,594 - $74,748
(Median)
$36K
$49K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,435
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50%
90%

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$12.68 - $27.13
(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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,594 - $74,748  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,082  
Profit Sharing
$120.80 - $6,851  
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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$31,324 - $72,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,003
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.68 - $27.13  
   
Overtime
$15.86 - $39.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,082  
   
Profit Sharing
$120.80 - $6,851  
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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$31,324 - $72,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 564

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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 who transition into an Environmental Health & Safety Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $74K per year. Safety Coordinators moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Safety Managers or Safety Directors. The median paychecks in those roles are $15K higher and $22K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Safety Coordinator


Survey results show that Safety Coordinators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, Training Program Development, Training, and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $43K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $50K. Safety Coordinators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $56K. Safety Coordinators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $57K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Safety Coordinators, Baton Rouge offers exceptional salaries, 23 percent above the national average. Safety Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+17 percent), Houston (+12 percent), San Antonio (+8 percent), and Austin (+7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 18 percent south of the national average, can be found in Columbus. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Indianapolis (12 percent less) and Los Angeles (9 percent less).

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


Training Program Development
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Safety Compliance
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Training
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OSHA Compliance
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National Average
$46,000

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 330 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
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: 55% employee benefits None: 17%