Safety Officer Salary (United States)

Pay for Safety Officers in the United States is typically around $52,341 annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $28,387 to $80,320 per year. Cash earnings—including $4,971 in bonuses and $3,052 profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale—generally stretch from $35,395 to $81,666 depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and more than half earn vision coverage. Male Safety Officers are far more common in the field than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Work is enjoyable for the better half of Safety Officers who claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Safety Officer Salary (?
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$35,395 - $81,666
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MEDIAN: $55,061
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Safety Officer Salary (?
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$11.19 - $30.09
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,395 - $81,666  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,971  
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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$28,387 - $80,320  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 355
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.19 - $30.09  
   
Overtime
$12.25 - $40.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,971  
   
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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$28,387 - $80,320  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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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.

Common Career Paths for Safety Officer

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As Safety Officers make advancements in their career path, salaries may climb quite a bit. Those in less important roles may make $21K less annually than those in higher-end positions, such as Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager.

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Popular Skills for Safety Officer

Safety Officers usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Regulatory Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 5 percent more than the national average, respectively. Those educated in OSHA Compliance tend to be well-versed in Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
At career start, salaries are typically $47K, which grows to $55K after five to 10 years. Salary comes to $57K after 10 to 20 years. Safety Officers' salaries shift downward after two decades on the job, averaging $55K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 20 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 12 percent. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

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Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Safety Officers, 57 percent higher than the national average. Safety Officers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+16 percent) and Phoenix (+11 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with New York Safety Officers earning much less—26 percent less—than the national average. Workers in Los Angeles and Houston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (-9 percent and -3 percent).

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

OSHA Compliance
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Safety Compliance
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Training
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National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
25%
female alumni
 
Male
75%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 18%
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