Safety Officer Salary

The average pay for a Safety Officer is $56,606 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Risk Management / Risk Control is associated with high pay for this job.
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$35,396 - $96,147
$35K
$56K
$96K
MEDIAN: $56,056
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50%
90%

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$11.38 - $31.51
$11
$18
$32
MEDIAN: $18.06
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$35,396 - $96,147  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,333  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,054  
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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$28,058 - $88,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 453
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.38 - $31.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$16.82 - $46.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,333  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,054  
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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$28,058 - $88,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 296

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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

  • Develop, train others, enforce, and audit safety standards and regulations.
  • Document safety policies, training, regulations, compliance, and adverse events.
  • Conduct walkthroughs and formal audits to evaluate safety needs and policies.
  • Monitor equipment moves and maintenance, and make changes to procedures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Safety Officer

Pay by Experience for a Safety Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Safety Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 404 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Safety Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 212 salaries. An experienced Safety Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 154 salaries. A Safety Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 75 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,745

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Safety Officer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Safety Officer?

Safety Officer in Essington:
"Very stressful at times."
Pros: The people I keep safe on a day to day bases they leave the same way they came in to work is very rewarding.
Cons: Held to so little hours with a lot of work and it is life saving equipment to work on or inspect so with that being said this job can be stressful .

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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Key Stats for Safety Officer

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Safety Officer Salaries

▲24%

▲23%

▲7%

National Average
$51,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Safety Officer Salaries

Risk Management / Risk Control
▲23%




▲1%

National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 20%
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