Safety Officer Salary

Earnings for Safety Officers in the United States come in at around $55K per year on average. The range in cash compensation to Safety Officers ($28K to $82K) includes potential earnings of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Safety Officers who answered the questionnnaire. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,472 - $84,101

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$11.37 - $31.14

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$34,472 - $84,101  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,044  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,128  
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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$28,240 - $81,771  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 482
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.37 - $31.14  
   
Overtime
$14.83 - $42.46  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,044  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,128  
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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$28,240 - $81,771  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 284
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Job Description for Safety Officer

Safety officers are responsible for monitoring activities in the workplace and ensuring that nobody is violating safety regulations. The essential aim of their job is to minimize occupational injuries, accidents, and health problems. Their job requires more than simply watching the behavior of coworkers and correcting unsafe conduct; they must also provide employees with safety training to ensure that they are fully aware of safety standards. This may involve circulating reading and instructional material on the matter, as well as running or organizing educational programs.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Safety Officer


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There are some Safety Officers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Environmental Health & Safety Managers, where earnings are an average $74K annually. Going from Safety Officer to Safety Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $61K. Many others choose to work as Safety Coordinators, where pay is typically $46K.

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Popular Skills for Safety Officer


Professional skills reported by Safety Officers are few in number. Most notably, facility with Risk Management / Risk Control, Regulatory Compliance, and OSHA Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 7 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Most people who know OSHA Compliance also know Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Safety Officers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $47K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $53K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Safety Officers make a median salary of $59K. 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 $60K.

Safety Officer Reviews

What is it like working as a Safety Officer?

Safety Officer in Kakinada:
"The management."
Pros: I feel very happy as a safety officer because I am putting my efforts to create awareness on safety of personnel , environment and company asset. I feel proud that I m the protector of human life , environment and company asset to some extent.
Cons: The bad thing about being safety officer is that we are blamed for all the things.

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

Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 24%


OSHA Compliance
up arrow 4%

Training
up arrow 1%

Safety Compliance
0%

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 18%
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