Safety Officer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Safety Officer is $54,947 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Safety Officer Total Pay (?
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$35,577 - $82,101
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MEDIAN: $54,947
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Safety Officer Total Pay (?
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$11.27 - $30.31
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,577 - $82,101  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,927  
Profit Sharing
$1.17 - $3,052  
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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$28,286 - $81,097  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 550
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.27 - $30.31  
   
Overtime
$12.33 - $40.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,927  
   
Profit Sharing
$1.17 - $3,052  
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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$28,286 - $81,097  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 550
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Job Description for Safety Officer

Security officers evaluate safety concerns in workplaces, monitor workers for adherence to proper safety procedures, make reports regarding safety to present to management and research safety issues to create create safety policies. They also develop safety standards to meet the needs of the business or industry they serve while meeting regulations. Once the standards are created, the officer trains others in the workplace on the standards. Safety officers monitor workers and ensure that they are behaving in a safe manner, and they coach others when needed to ensure optimum safety and compliance to the standard.
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Safety Officer Tasks
  • Conduct walkthroughs and formal audits to evaluate safety needs and policies.
  • Monitor equipment moves and maintenance, and make changes to procedures.
  • Develop, train others, enforce, and audit safety standards and regulations.
  • Document safety policies, training, regulations, compliance, and adverse events.

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Pay Difference By Location

Washington
up arrow 57%
Chicago
up arrow 16%
Phoenix
up arrow 11%
Los Angeles
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National Average
$52,000
Houston
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New York
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Safety Officer Reviews

What is it like working as a Safety Officer?
Safety Officer in South Africa:
"Its Really A Challenging Job, You Need To Be Active On Your Duty Everyday."
Pros: Induction, toolbox talk cause that is where everyone got a chance to tell me or ask me what they don't understand.
Cons: Supervisors who don't comply with safety.

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Experience Affects Safety Officer Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Safety Officer Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 4%
OSHA Compliance
up arrow 3%
Safety Compliance
up arrow 2%
Training
up arrow 2%
National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
24%
female alumni
 
Male
76%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 18%
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