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Safety Officer Salary

For Safety Officers, yearly average wages total $55K annually. Overall cash earnings of Safety Officers stretch from $29K near the bottom to $82K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Male Safety Officers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,901 - $84,544
(Median)
$35K
$55K
$85K
MEDIAN: $55,427
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90%

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$11.14 - $30.87
(Median)
$11
$18
$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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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
$34,901 - $84,544  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,065  
Profit Sharing
$0.64 - $5,182  
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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$28,511 - $82,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 455
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.14 - $30.87  
   
Overtime
$14.49 - $41.13  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,065  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.64 - $5,182  
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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$28,511 - $82,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 265

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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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Safety Officers who transition into an Environmental Health & Safety Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $74K per year.

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Popular Skills for Safety Officer


Safety Officers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use 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. 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.


For many Safety Officers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $47K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $54K. Safety Officers see a median salary of $59K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Safety Officers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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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
25 %
Male
75 %

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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