Safety Coordinator Salary

The average Safety Coordinator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $52K per year. Total cash compensation to Safety Coordinators ranges from $31K on the lower end to $74K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $6K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. While the particular city and tenure impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction for Safety Coordinators is high. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. There are more male Safety Coordinators than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 66 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,691 - $77,234
$38K
$52K
$77K
MEDIAN: $52,018
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$13.29 - $28.09
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$0$77K
Salary $37,691 - $77,234
Bonus $0.00 - $5,877
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,182
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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$31,527 - $74,446
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 910
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $13.29 - $28.09
Hourly Tips $1.00
Overtime $19.77 - $40.87
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,877
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,182
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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$31,527 - $74,446
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 775

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Job Description for Safety Coordinator

A safety coordinator supervises the safety of a company’s workers. Their role is a combination of understanding legal safety requirements and setting standards for the company's workforce. The coordinator’s knowledge is used to help train workers to understand safety procedures and requirements.

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Safety Coordinator Tasks

  • Supervise employee activities and inspect company equipment and property to ensure compliance with health and safety standards.
  • Handle accident reports, make sure records are properly filed, and identify strategies for preventing future accidents.
  • Conduct trainings informing employees of company health and safety plans and promoting safe practices.
  • Develop company health and safety plans and policies, and manage programs that ensure safe working conditions.

Common Career Paths for Safety Coordinator


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Safety Coordinators may progress into high-paying roles like Environmental Health & Safety Manager, where median compensation is $75K annually. Career advancement for the typical Safety Coordinator often leads to becoming a Safety Manager or a Safety Director; median salaries in these positions are $15K higher and $21K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Safety Coordinator


Popular Skills for Safety Coordinator


Safety Coordinators generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Risk Management / Risk Control, Regulatory Compliance, OSHA Compliance, and Training Program Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Bilingual, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Those educated in OSHA Compliance tend to be well versed in Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Coordinator

Pay by Experience for a Safety Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Safety Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 1,062 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Safety Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 435 salaries. An experienced Safety Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 280 salaries. A Safety Coordinator 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 76 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,788

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Safety Coordinators, 27 percent higher than the national average. Safety Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in St. Louis (+27 percent), Dallas (+23 percent), Houston (+21 percent), and Denver (+11 percent). Oklahoma City is the lowest-paying area, 19 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Columbus and Chicago (19 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

Safety Coordinator Reviews

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

Safety Coordinator in San Antonio:
"Am I getting my Degrees worth."
Pros: Keeping people safe.
Cons: Getting people to understand to work in a safe manner.

Safety Coordinator in New York:
"Safety coordinator experience."
Pros: Making workers around me more conscious of safety concern at job site.
Cons: Some people pretend to not speak english.

Safety Coordinator in Peru:
Pros: Fast paced and ever changing requirements to keep employees safe and show that safety is a partnership with them rather than something forced on them. Extremely rewarding to see the days without incidents climb as more people report safety issues that would not have been reported a year ago.
Cons: Most employees seem to see safety as something that is forced on them and this is not a position in which it is easy to maintain friendships with production employees who seem to go against the status quo and feel that safety is not a requirement. Learning to walk the line between friendly safety coordinator and stern enforcer of safety rules can be difficult.

Safety Coordinator in Bettendorf:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Training employees how to work safe on the job.
Cons: Management sets a bad example regarding safety and does not back my role as safety coordinator.

Safety Coordinator in Tulsa:
"Office and manufacturing environments, managing people."
Pros: I'm constantly challenged and improving my skills, frequently taken out of my comfort zones and learning from those experiences.
Cons: Public speaking, but I'm adapting to it.

Safety Coordinator in Victoria:
"OSHA Certified Safety Director."
Pros: Making sure all employees are safe, and able to go home at the end of the day... The same way they came to work... Intact.
Cons: Some micro-management from some supervisors that are not trained or schooled in safety.

Safety Coordinator in Baton Rouge:
"It's just OK."
Pros: I like working with details and program tools that give structure in my work environment. This job offers a bit of that structure. I like things I do in my job which include organizing, working in a few spreadsheets, giving group safety trainings, and working in third party auditing programs like ISNetworld, Avetta (formerly PICS), BROWZ, and others.
Cons: I'm not crazy about the overall philosophy of safety. As a safety coordinator, I'm supposed to set an example of safety standards to others, yet there's rules that even make me cringe at having to follow, and I'm quite a cautious and safe-minded person. I go further than the average person to ensure safety, yet there are still ways that I think the general work industry is over-regulated. I'm an advocate of safety but also an advocate of freedom, and too much regulation can be overbearing, and I believe people resent safety because of that. Then, I'm supposed to try to convince those people as a trainer/consultant to have a good attitude about safety, something most people have little appreciation for. The hardest thing about safety is not teaching facts or doing the manual work; the hardest thing in safety is changing MINDSETS, and encouraging better attitudes and behavior. It's hard to do that not only for people who don't appreciate safety regulations, but also for me individually.

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Key Stats for Safety Coordinator

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 354 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Safety Coordinator Salaries

▲29%

▲20%

▲8%

National Average
$48,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Safety Coordinator Salaries




▲1%


Safety Compliance
▼0%

National Average
$48,000


Bilingual
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 354 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 21%
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