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Health and Safety Officer Average Salary in Portugal 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
3,000 EUR
( 36,100 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Health and Safety Officer in Portugal typically earns around 3,000 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,380 EUR (lowest) to 4,780 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 Portugal

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

  • Salary Range

    Health and Safety Officer salaries in Portugal range from 1,380 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 4,780 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,250 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Health and Safety Officer(s) are earning less than 3,250 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,250 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 2,080 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,080 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Health and Safety Officer(s) are earning less than 4,330 EUR while 25% are earning more than 4,330 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 1,570 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,100 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 3,100 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 3,780 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 4,120 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 4,460 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Health and Safety Officer average salary change by experience in Portugal

0 - 2 Years
1,570 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
2,100 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
3,100 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
3,780 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
4,120 EUR
20+ Years+8%
4,460 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 1,790 EUR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 2,810 EUR per month, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 4,710 EUR per month, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.

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

Certificate or Diploma
1,790 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+57%
2,810 EUR
Master's Degree+68%
4,710 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 Portugal costs anywhere from 24,300 Euro(s) to 72,800 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 Portugal 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 Portugal earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

2,900 EUR
3,110 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Portugal for all Careers

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Health and Safety Officer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Portugal

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

Health and Safety Officer

Health and Safety Officer(s) in Portugal 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.

Portugal / 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 Portugal is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Portugal 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 Portugal earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
4,730 EUR
Public Sector+6%
5,010 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Health and Safety Officer Salary Trend and Forecast in Portugal

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 Portugal Health and Safety Officer
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Average Salary 2016
2,600 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
2,700 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
2,800 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
2,900 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Health and Safety Officer salaries in Portugal 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 Portugal

17 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Portugal is 17 EUR. This means that the average Health and Safety Officer in Portugal earns approximately 17 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 Portugal
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The average salary for Health and Safety Officer is 13% 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

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Adjudicator2,890 EUR-4%
Assembler2,840 EUR-5%
Boat Builder and Shipwright3,330 EUR+11%
Bricklayer2,420 EUR-19%
Building Administrator2,890 EUR-4%
Building Contracts Manager4,940 EUR+64%
Building Inspector3,390 EUR+13%
Building Monitor2,420 EUR-19%
Building Sales Manager5,150 EUR+71%
Cabinetmaker2,690 EUR-10%
Carpenter3,080 EUR+2%
Civil Engineer4,230 EUR+41%
Civil Technician3,590 EUR+19%
Concreter2,980 EUR-1%
Construction and Maintenance Manager3,560 EUR+18%
Construction Assistant3,120 EUR+4%
Construction Coordinator3,790 EUR+26%
Construction Estimator3,870 EUR+29%
Construction Field Engineer4,230 EUR+41%
Construction General Manager4,780 EUR+59%
Construction Inventory Officer2,390 EUR-20%
Construction Operations Manager4,640 EUR+54%
Construction Project Coordinator4,180 EUR+39%
Construction Project Engineer4,100 EUR+36%
Construction Project Manager5,680 EUR+89%
Construction Project Planner4,170 EUR+39%
Construction Quality Control Manager5,090 EUR+69%
Construction Safety Officer3,980 EUR+32%
Construction Superintendent4,220 EUR+40%
Construction Supervisor4,670 EUR+55%
Construction Technical Assistant3,030 EUR+1%
Construction Technical Officer2,910 EUR-3%
Construction Technical Writer2,820 EUR-6%
Construction Technician2,660 EUR-11%
Crane and Tower Operator2,870 EUR-4%
Diesel Mechanic2,300 EUR-23%
Drywall Installer2,740 EUR-9%
Electrical Draftsman2,600 EUR-13%
Electrical Engineering Supervisor4,380 EUR+46%
Electrical Engineering Technician3,530 EUR+17%
Electrician3,640 EUR+21%
Elevator Installer and Repairer3,070 EUR+2%
Engineer4,400 EUR+46%
Excavator Operator3,140 EUR+4%
Floor Finisher3,250 EUR+8%
Floor Manager3,770 EUR+25%
Foreman2,320 EUR-23%
Frame and Truss Detailer2,400 EUR-20%
Furniture Finisher2,440 EUR-19%
Gas Technician 2,400 EUR-20%
Handyman2,260 EUR-25%
Health and Safety Coordinator3,360 EUR+12%
Health and Safety Officer3,000 EUR-0%
Installation Manager4,630 EUR+54%
Installer2,750 EUR-8%
Insulation Installer2,570 EUR-14%
Labourer2,140 EUR-29%
Land Surveyor2,950 EUR-2%
Lift Technician2,280 EUR-24%
Material Tester2,940 EUR-2%
Model Maker3,150 EUR+5%
Order Picker2,360 EUR-21%
Painter2,480 EUR-17%
Pipe Layer2,310 EUR-23%
Pipefitter2,310 EUR-23%
Plumber2,590 EUR-14%
Property Coordinator4,370 EUR+45%
Purchasing Manager4,770 EUR+59%
Quantity Surveyor3,900 EUR+30%
Roof Slater and Tiler2,630 EUR-12%
Sheet Metal Mechanic3,190 EUR+6%
Site Clerk2,590 EUR-14%
Site engineer3,990 EUR+33%
Site Leader4,260 EUR+42%
Stock Controller3,480 EUR+16%
Structural Steel Construction Worker2,920 EUR-3%
Technical Draughtsman2,920 EUR-3%
Tendering Manager5,050 EUR+68%
Tower Crane Operator2,430 EUR-19%
Wall and Floor Tiler2,280 EUR-24%
Warehouse Manager4,860 EUR+62%
Welder2,450 EUR-18%
Welding Superintendent2,910 EUR-3%

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CityAverage Salary
Funchal2,570 EUR
Lisbon3,240 EUR
Porto3,090 EUR
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