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Safety Officer Salary (United States)

Pay for Safety Officers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $55K annually. Cash earnings for Safety Officers — including $5K in bonuses and $3K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $28K to $81K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. A strong majority enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Safety Officers. Most Safety Officers survey respondents are men (75 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Safety Officer Salary (?
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$35,031 - $82,717
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MEDIAN: $55,107
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Safety Officer Salary (?
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$11.07 - $29.40
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,031 - $82,717  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
Profit Sharing
$0.86 - $3,041  
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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$28,118 - $80,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 402
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $29.40  
   
Overtime
$12.62 - $40.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.86 - $3,041  
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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$28,118 - $80,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 229
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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 may go on to top-notch roles like Environmental Health & Safety Manager, where median pay is $74K annually.

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Popular Skills for Safety Officer

Survey takers who work as Safety Officers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, OSHA Compliance, Training, and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in 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.
Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $46K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $54K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $58K in this role. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $57K by contrast.

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Boston
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Chicago
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Phoenix
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National Average
$52,000
New York
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Los Angeles
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Safety Officers, 57 percent higher than the national average. Safety Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+20 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), Phoenix (+12 percent), and Seattle (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Los Angeles, which sits 21 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay.

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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Training
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Safety Compliance
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National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 119 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
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 19%