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Health and Safety Officer Average Salary in Ireland 2020

How much money does a Health and Safety Officer make in Ireland?

Average Yearly Salary
97,900 EUR
( 8,160 EUR monthly)


A person working as a Health and Safety Officer in Ireland typically earns around 97,900 EUR per year. Salaries range from 45,000 EUR (lowest) to 156,000 EUR (highest).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Health and Safety Officer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Health and Safety Officer Salary Distribution in Ireland

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Health and Safety Officer salaries in Ireland range from 45,000 EUR per year (minimum salary) to 156,000 EUR per year (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 106,000 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Health and Safety Officer(s) are earning less than 106,000 EUR while the other half are earning more than 106,000 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Health and Safety Officer(s) are earning less than 67,800 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 67,800 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Health and Safety Officer(s) are earning less than 141,000 EUR while 25% are earning more than 141,000 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Health and Safety Officer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Health and Safety Officer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Health and Safety Officer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 51,100 EUR per year.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 68,200 EUR per year, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 101,000 EUR per year, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Health and Safety Officer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 123,000 EUR per year, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 134,000 EUR per year, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 145,000 EUR per year, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Health and Safety Officer average salary change by experience in Ireland

0 - 2 Years
51,100 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
68,200 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
101,000 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
123,000 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
134,000 EUR
20+ Years+8%
145,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Health and Safety Officer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Health and Safety Officer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Health and Safety Officer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Health and Safety Officer is 58,300 EUR per year.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 91,500 EUR per year, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 153,000 EUR per year, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.

Health and Safety Officer average salary difference by education level in Ireland

Certificate or Diploma
58,300 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+57%
91,500 EUR
Master's Degree+68%
153,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Ireland costs anywhere from 61,400 Euro(s) to 184,000 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Health and Safety Officer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly Ireland Health and Safety Officer
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Health and Safety Officer employees in Ireland earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

94,500 EUR
101,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ireland for all Careers

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Health and Safety Officer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ireland

How much are annual salary increments in Ireland for Health and Safety Officer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Health and Safety Officer

Health and Safety Officer(s) in Ireland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Ireland / All Professions

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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Ireland is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ireland for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Health and Safety Officer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ireland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ireland Health and Safety Officer
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A Health and Safety Officer is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

67% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Health and Safety Officer employees in Ireland earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
144,000 EUR
Public Sector+5%
151,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Health and Safety Officer Salary Trend and Forecast in Ireland

How are Health and Safety Officer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast yearly Ireland Health and Safety Officer
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Average Salary 2016
84,600 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
87,800 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
91,000 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
94,400 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Health and Safety Officer salaries in Ireland are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Health and Safety Officer Average Hourly Wage in Ireland

47 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ireland is 47 EUR. This means that the average Health and Safety Officer in Ireland earns approximately 47 EUR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Health and Safety Officer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Health and Safety Officer and Construction / Building / Installation yearly Ireland
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The average salary for Health and Safety Officer is 6% less than that of Construction / Building / Installation. Also, Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 29% less than those of All Jobs.

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Job TitleAverage Salary
Adjudicator93,300 EUR-5%
Assembler89,900 EUR-8%
Boat Builder and Shipwright104,000 EUR+6%
Bricklayer78,100 EUR-20%
Building Administrator102,000 EUR+4%
Building Contracts Manager158,000 EUR+61%
Building Inspector115,000 EUR+18%
Building Monitor80,300 EUR-18%
Building Sales Manager171,000 EUR+75%
Cabinetmaker92,100 EUR-6%
Carpenter98,300 EUR+0%
Civil Engineer139,000 EUR+42%
Civil Technician117,000 EUR+20%
Concreter101,000 EUR+3%
Construction and Maintenance Manager116,000 EUR+19%
Construction Assistant109,000 EUR+11%
Construction Coordinator123,000 EUR+26%
Construction Estimator130,000 EUR+33%
Construction Field Engineer130,000 EUR+33%
Construction General Manager145,000 EUR+48%
Construction Inventory Officer84,500 EUR-14%
Construction Operations Manager139,000 EUR+42%
Construction Project Coordinator138,000 EUR+41%
Construction Project Engineer139,000 EUR+42%
Construction Project Manager180,000 EUR+84%
Construction Project Planner139,000 EUR+42%
Construction Quality Control Manager159,000 EUR+62%
Construction Safety Officer134,000 EUR+37%
Construction Superintendent132,000 EUR+35%
Construction Supervisor155,000 EUR+58%
Construction Technical Assistant104,000 EUR+6%
Construction Technical Officer101,000 EUR+3%
Construction Technical Writer92,900 EUR-5%
Construction Technician86,500 EUR-12%
Crane and Tower Operator87,000 EUR-11%
Diesel Mechanic78,100 EUR-20%
Drywall Installer84,100 EUR-14%
Electrical Draftsman82,200 EUR-16%
Electrical Engineering Supervisor135,000 EUR+38%
Electrical Engineering Technician108,000 EUR+10%
Electrician116,000 EUR+19%
Elevator Installer and Repairer99,000 EUR+1%
Engineer131,000 EUR+34%
Excavator Operator100,000 EUR+2%
Floor Finisher103,000 EUR+5%
Floor Manager125,000 EUR+28%
Foreman75,600 EUR-23%
Frame and Truss Detailer83,200 EUR-15%
Furniture Finisher74,000 EUR-24%
Gas Technician 78,900 EUR-19%
Handyman74,300 EUR-24%
Health and Safety Coordinator109,000 EUR+11%
Health and Safety Officer97,900 EUR+0%
Installation Manager145,000 EUR+48%
Installer92,300 EUR-6%
Insulation Installer87,100 EUR-11%
Labourer64,200 EUR-34%
Land Surveyor95,200 EUR-3%
Lift Technician81,200 EUR-17%
Material Tester96,700 EUR-1%
Model Maker98,600 EUR+1%
Order Picker80,000 EUR-18%
Painter82,400 EUR-16%
Pipe Layer71,500 EUR-27%
Pipefitter73,700 EUR-25%
Plumber85,300 EUR-13%
Property Coordinator135,000 EUR+38%
Purchasing Manager155,000 EUR+58%
Quantity Surveyor131,000 EUR+34%
Roof Slater and Tiler90,900 EUR-7%
Sheet Metal Mechanic103,000 EUR+5%
Site Clerk85,300 EUR-13%
Site engineer133,000 EUR+36%
Site Leader145,000 EUR+48%
Stock Controller113,000 EUR+15%
Structural Steel Construction Worker99,800 EUR+2%
Technical Draughtsman99,800 EUR+2%
Tendering Manager163,000 EUR+67%
Tower Crane Operator76,200 EUR-22%
Wall and Floor Tiler80,600 EUR-18%
Warehouse Manager160,000 EUR+63%
Welder83,200 EUR-15%
Welding Superintendent91,000 EUR-7%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cork103,000 EUR
Dublin103,000 EUR
Galway87,500 EUR
Limerick96,900 EUR
Waterford89,800 EUR
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