Safety Officer Salary

Safety Officers in the United States take home an average $55K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $5K, total cash payment to Safety Officers can bottom out at $28K or peak near $82K. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Safety Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Male Safety Officers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,989 - $84,101
(Median)
$34K
$55K
$84K
MEDIAN: $55,014
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$11.24 - $31.08
(Median)
$11
$18
$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$33,989 - $84,101  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,027  
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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$28,018 - $81,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 472
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.24 - $31.08  
   
Overtime
$14.72 - $43.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,027  
   
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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$28,018 - $81,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 277
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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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It's not very common for Safety Officers to move on to become Environmental Health & Safety Managers. Average pay for an Environmental Health & Safety Manager is $74K annually. As Safety Officers progress in their field, many go on to become Safety Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $61K per year. Another common career choice for Safety Officers is to move into a Safety Coordinator role. Typically, Safety Coordinators get paid $46K.

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Popular Skills for Safety Officer


Survey results imply that Safety Officers put a diverse skill set to use. 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, 8 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. The majority of those 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.


For many Safety Officers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly 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 $53K. On average, Safety Officers make $58K following one to two decades on the job. Safety Officers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits 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 24%


OSHA Compliance
up arrow 4%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 1%

Training
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

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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