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Safety Coordinator Salary (United States)

The average Safety Coordinator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $49K per year. Final cash compensation to Safety Coordinators varies from around $31K to approximately $73K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $7K, respectively. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. 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. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Safety Coordinator Salary (?
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$35,738 - $75,339
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MEDIAN: $49,460
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Safety Coordinator Salary (?
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$12.55 - $27.31
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,738 - $75,339  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,051  
Profit Sharing
$116.35 - $6,977  
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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$31,294 - $73,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 885
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.55 - $27.31  
   
Overtime
$15.18 - $39.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,051  
   
Profit Sharing
$116.35 - $6,977  
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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$31,294 - $73,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 502
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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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Compensation may increase greatly for Safety Coordinators who advance to upper-end positions like Environmental Health & Safety Manager. Median pay for Environmental Health & Safety Managers is $74K per year. It is quite typical for Safety Coordinators to transition into roles as Safety Managers or Environmental Health & Safety Coordinators, where reported median earnings are $14K and $5K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Safety Coordinator

Survey takers who work as Safety Coordinators report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, Training, OSHA Compliance, and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Safety Compliance are also skilled in OSHA Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $43K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $50K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Safety Coordinators see a median salary of $56K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $57K.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$46,000
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For Safety Coordinators, Denver provides a pay rate that is 28 percent greater than the national average. Safety Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+18 percent), Houston (+9 percent), San Antonio (+8 percent), and Tulsa (+6 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Columbus, 18 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Charlotte (14 percent lower) and Indianapolis (12 percent lower).

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
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Safety Compliance
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OSHA Compliance
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National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 304 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
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 17%