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Health and Safety Officer Average Salary in Austria 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
2,510 EUR
( 30,100 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Health and Safety Officer in Austria typically earns around 2,510 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,160 EUR (lowest) to 3,990 EUR (highest).

This is the average monthly 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 Austria

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

  • Salary Range

    Health and Safety Officer salaries in Austria range from 1,160 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 3,990 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,710 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Health and Safety Officer(s) are earning less than 2,710 EUR while the other half are earning more than 2,710 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 1,740 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,740 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Health and Safety Officer(s) are earning less than 3,620 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,620 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 1,310 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,750 EUR per month, 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 2,590 EUR per month, 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 3,150 EUR per month, 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 3,440 EUR per month, 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 3,720 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Health and Safety Officer average salary change by experience in Austria

0 - 2 Years
1,310 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
1,750 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
2,590 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
3,150 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
3,440 EUR
20+ Years+8%
3,720 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 1,500 EUR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 2,350 EUR per month, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 3,930 EUR per month, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.

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

Certificate or Diploma
1,500 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+57%
2,350 EUR
Master's Degree+68%
3,930 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 Austria costs anywhere from 19,100 Euro(s) to 57,300 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

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Health and Safety Officer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Austria 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 Austria earn 5% more than their female counterparts.

2,450 EUR
2,570 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Austria for all Careers

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Health and Safety Officer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Austria

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

Health and Safety Officer

Health and Safety Officer(s) in Austria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 30 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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.

Austria / 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 Austria is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Austria 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 Austria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Austria 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.

85% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 15% 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 Austria earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
3,670 EUR
Public Sector+7%
3,930 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Health and Safety Officer Salary Trend and Forecast in Austria

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 monthly Austria Health and Safety Officer
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Average Salary 2016
2,170 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
2,250 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
2,330 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
2,420 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Health and Safety Officer salaries in Austria 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 Austria

14 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Austria is 14 EUR. This means that the average Health and Safety Officer in Austria earns approximately 14 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 monthly Austria
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The average salary for Health and Safety Officer is 7% less than that of Construction / Building / Installation. Also, Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 29% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Adjudicator2,470 EUR-2%
Assembler2,280 EUR-9%
Boat Builder and Shipwright2,730 EUR+9%
Bricklayer2,060 EUR-18%
Building Administrator2,520 EUR+0%
Building Contracts Manager4,300 EUR+71%
Building Inspector2,890 EUR+15%
Building Monitor2,140 EUR-15%
Building Sales Manager4,130 EUR+65%
Cabinetmaker2,250 EUR-10%
Carpenter2,420 EUR-4%
Civil Engineer3,470 EUR+38%
Civil Technician3,000 EUR+20%
Concreter2,540 EUR+1%
Construction and Maintenance Manager2,980 EUR+19%
Construction Assistant2,770 EUR+10%
Construction Coordinator3,160 EUR+26%
Construction Estimator3,360 EUR+34%
Construction Field Engineer3,600 EUR+43%
Construction General Manager3,760 EUR+50%
Construction Inventory Officer2,080 EUR-17%
Construction Operations Manager3,730 EUR+49%
Construction Project Coordinator3,780 EUR+51%
Construction Project Engineer3,490 EUR+39%
Construction Project Manager4,560 EUR+82%
Construction Project Planner3,700 EUR+47%
Construction Quality Control Manager4,170 EUR+66%
Construction Safety Officer3,460 EUR+38%
Construction Superintendent3,450 EUR+37%
Construction Supervisor3,750 EUR+49%
Construction Technical Assistant2,530 EUR+1%
Construction Technical Officer2,380 EUR-5%
Construction Technical Writer2,550 EUR+2%
Construction Technician2,220 EUR-12%
Crane and Tower Operator2,250 EUR-10%
Diesel Mechanic1,960 EUR-22%
Drywall Installer2,340 EUR-7%
Electrical Draftsman2,090 EUR-17%
Electrical Engineering Supervisor3,650 EUR+45%
Electrical Engineering Technician2,720 EUR+8%
Electrician3,160 EUR+26%
Elevator Installer and Repairer2,610 EUR+4%
Engineer3,610 EUR+44%
Excavator Operator2,470 EUR-2%
Floor Finisher2,610 EUR+4%
Floor Manager3,030 EUR+21%
Foreman1,940 EUR-23%
Frame and Truss Detailer2,170 EUR-14%
Furniture Finisher1,920 EUR-24%
Gas Technician 1,960 EUR-22%
Handyman2,040 EUR-19%
Health and Safety Coordinator2,870 EUR+14%
Health and Safety Officer2,510 EUR=
Installation Manager3,790 EUR+51%
Installer2,390 EUR-5%
Insulation Installer2,190 EUR-13%
Labourer1,720 EUR-31%
Land Surveyor2,510 EUR=
Lift Technician1,940 EUR-23%
Material Tester2,410 EUR-4%
Model Maker2,580 EUR+3%
Order Picker2,010 EUR-20%
Painter2,200 EUR-12%
Pipe Layer1,930 EUR-23%
Pipefitter1,810 EUR-28%
Plumber2,120 EUR-16%
Property Coordinator3,650 EUR+45%
Purchasing Manager3,990 EUR+59%
Quantity Surveyor3,390 EUR+35%
Roof Slater and Tiler2,380 EUR-5%
Sheet Metal Mechanic2,460 EUR-2%
Site Clerk2,120 EUR-16%
Site engineer3,200 EUR+27%
Site Leader3,640 EUR+45%
Stock Controller2,910 EUR+16%
Structural Steel Construction Worker2,440 EUR-3%
Technical Draughtsman2,440 EUR-3%
Tendering Manager4,300 EUR+71%
Tower Crane Operator1,990 EUR-21%
Wall and Floor Tiler1,990 EUR-21%
Warehouse Manager3,980 EUR+59%
Welder2,090 EUR-17%
Welding Superintendent2,380 EUR-5%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Dornbirn2,350 EUR
Graz2,710 EUR
Innsbruck2,610 EUR
Klagenfurt2,410 EUR
Linz2,500 EUR
Salzburg2,560 EUR
St. Polten2,310 EUR
Vienna2,650 EUR
Villach2,460 EUR
Wels2,270 EUR
Wiener Neustadt2,170 EUR
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