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Safety Officer Salary

The average Safety Officer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $55K per year. Overall cash earnings for Safety Officers vary widely between $28K and $82K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Male Safety Officers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most Safety Officers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,246 - $84,480
(Median)
$34K
$55K
$84K
MEDIAN: $55,208
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$11.17 - $31.05
(Median)
$11
$18
$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$34,246 - $84,480  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,027  
Profit Sharing
$0.70 - $5,152  
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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$28,137 - $82,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 463
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.17 - $31.05  
   
Overtime
$14.64 - $42.65  
National Annualized 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.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,027  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.70 - $5,152  
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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$28,137 - $82,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 268

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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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At the upper end, Safety Officers who move into an Environmental Health & Safety Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Environmental Health & Safety Managers is a much higher $74K per year.

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Popular Skills for Safety Officer


Safety Officers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Risk Management / Risk Control, Regulatory Compliance, OSHA Compliance, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 19 percent. Those familiar with OSHA Compliance also tend to 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $47K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $54K. Safety Officers bring in $58K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $59K.

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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 19%


OSHA Compliance
up arrow 3%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 1%

Training
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 18%
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