Safety Officer Salary

Average Safety Officers in the United States make around $57K annually. In the world of Safety Officers, total cash compensation can vary between $29K and $88K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $9K and $6K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of Safety Officers claim high levels of job satisfaction. While close to a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Most Safety Officers survey respondents are men (75 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,260 - $97,250
$35K
$56K
$97K
MEDIAN: $55,968
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50%
90%

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$11.54 - $32.03
$12
$18
$32
MEDIAN: $18.28
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50%
90%

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$0$97K
Salary $35,260 - $97,250
Bonus $0.00 - $10,195
Profit Sharing $1.03 - $10,304
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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$29,045 - $89,803
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 470
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $11.54 - $32.03
Hourly Tips $0.75
Overtime $17.85 - $46.71
Annual Data $0$89K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,195
Profit Sharing $1.03 - $10,304
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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$29,045 - $89,803
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 303

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.

Common Career Paths for Safety Officer


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For Safety Officers, progressing to an Environmental Health & Safety Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Environmental Health & Safety Manager can earn $75K annually. Safety Officers typically move into roles as Safety Managers or Safety Directors, and those positions pay $12K more and $19K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Safety Officer


Professional skills reported by Safety Officers are few in number. 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 23 percent, 8 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Most people who know OSHA Compliance also know Training.

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: $50,480

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

Safety Officers will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 53 percent. Safety Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+48 percent), San Diego (+46 percent), Los Angeles (+25 percent), and Atlanta (+22 percent). New York is the lowest-paying area, 20 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dallas and Baltimore (10 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Safety Officer Reviews

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

Safety Officer in Charleston:
"Stress Level."
Pros: My job is never boring. Every day is an adventure.
Cons: I do not know what to expect day to day.

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 Lephalale:
"Tell people to work safe all time."
Pros: I learn new things every day.
Cons: When work force not complying with safety.

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
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Safety Officer Salaries

▲25%

▲23%

▲7%

National Average
$50,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Safety Officer Salaries

Risk Management / Risk Control
▲23%




▲1%

National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 20%