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Career Overview  

A safety coordinator, usually working under general supervision, conducts safety audits and inspections and evaluates and ensures improvements for job-site safety personnel. A safety coordinator will usually be assigned to a large project or several smaller projects at one time. A safety manager works usually under general supervision and conducts comprehensive safety audits and procedures. They also maintain accident and insurance records as required by OSHA, and provides advice and or training to less experienced safety engineers and coordinators. 

Skills and Abilities

A career in safety is a very important function in the construction industry. A safety coordinator position requires a safety or insurance degree and a minimum of three years of significant safety experience. A safety manager requires a safety or insurance degree and a minimum of ten years of significant safety experience.

AVERAGE SALARY

  • $86,390 (annually)
  • $41.53 (hourly) 

Salary Ranges (entry level > experienced) 

  • $58,614 - $124,370 (annually)

*SOURCE: Occupational Employment Statistics Program, US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for Colorado, from May 2018. https://www.bls.gov/oes/

 * Entry Level wage rates based on the average of the lower 1/3 of the wage distribution. Experienced wage rates based on the average of the top 10% of the wage distribution.

 

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