A person working as a Health and Safety Officer in United Kingdom typically earns around 74,200 GBP per year. Salaries range from 34,100 GBP (lowest) to 118,000 GBP (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 salaries in United Kingdom range from 34,100 GBP per year (minimum salary) to 118,000 GBP per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 80,100 GBP per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Health and Safety Officer(s) are earning less than 80,100 GBP while the other half are earning more than 80,100 GBP. 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.
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 51,400 GBP while 75% of them are earning more than 51,400 GBP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Health and Safety Officer(s) are earning less than 107,000 GBP while 25% are earning more than 107,000 GBP.
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
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 38,700 GBP per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 51,700 GBP 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 76,500 GBP per year, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Health and Safety Officer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 93,300 GBP 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 102,000 GBP 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 110,000 GBP per year, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 44,200 GBP per year.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 69,400 GBP per year, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 116,000 GBP per year, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in United Kingdom costs anywhere from 49,700 Pound Sterling(s) to 149,000 Pound Sterling(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.
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 United Kingdom earn 5% more than their female counterparts.
Health and Safety Officer(s) in United Kingdom are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in United Kingdom 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.
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.
65% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Health and Safety Officer employees in United Kingdom earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+4%|
|Average Salary 2019||+4%|
Health and Safety Officer salaries in United Kingdom 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.
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.
The average salary for Health and Safety Officer is 12% less than that of Construction / Building / Installation. Also, Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 29% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Boat Builder and Shipwright||81,300 GBP||+10%|
|Building Administrator||81,000 GBP||+9%|
|Building Contracts Manager||128,000 GBP||+72%|
|Building Inspector||86,500 GBP||+17%|
|Building Monitor||65,600 GBP||-12%|
|Building Sales Manager||132,000 GBP||+78%|
|Civil Engineer||111,000 GBP||+50%|
|Civil Technician||88,700 GBP||+20%|
|Construction and Maintenance Manager||93,600 GBP||+26%|
|Construction Assistant||82,500 GBP||+11%|
|Construction Coordinator||95,400 GBP||+29%|
|Construction Estimator||103,000 GBP||+39%|
|Construction Field Engineer||110,000 GBP||+48%|
|Construction General Manager||117,000 GBP||+58%|
|Construction Inventory Officer||66,900 GBP||-10%|
|Construction Operations Manager||110,000 GBP||+48%|
|Construction Project Coordinator||116,000 GBP||+56%|
|Construction Project Engineer||111,000 GBP||+50%|
|Construction Project Manager||147,000 GBP||+98%|
|Construction Project Planner||111,000 GBP||+50%|
|Construction Quality Control Manager||124,000 GBP||+67%|
|Construction Safety Officer||106,000 GBP||+43%|
|Construction Superintendent||111,000 GBP||+50%|
|Construction Supervisor||120,000 GBP||+62%|
|Construction Technical Assistant||80,300 GBP||+8%|
|Construction Technical Officer||73,900 GBP||-0%|
|Construction Technical Writer||78,500 GBP||+6%|
|Construction Technician||71,100 GBP||-4%|
|Crane and Tower Operator||70,400 GBP||-5%|
|Diesel Mechanic||62,400 GBP||-16%|
|Drywall Installer||71,300 GBP||-4%|
|Electrical Draftsman||67,200 GBP||-9%|
|Electrical Engineering Supervisor||107,000 GBP||+44%|
|Electrical Engineering Technician||84,700 GBP||+14%|
|Elevator Installer and Repairer||79,100 GBP||+7%|
|Excavator Operator||77,800 GBP||+5%|
|Floor Finisher||80,800 GBP||+9%|
|Floor Manager||96,600 GBP||+30%|
|Frame and Truss Detailer||66,200 GBP||-11%|
|Furniture Finisher||61,100 GBP||-18%|
|Gas Technician||58,000 GBP||-22%|
|Health and Safety Coordinator||86,700 GBP||+17%|
|Health and Safety Officer||74,200 GBP||-0%|
|Installation Manager||122,000 GBP||+64%|
|Insulation Installer||65,600 GBP||-12%|
|Land Surveyor||74,500 GBP||+0%|
|Lift Technician||61,100 GBP||-18%|
|Material Tester||75,400 GBP||+2%|
|Model Maker||76,900 GBP||+4%|
|Order Picker||63,900 GBP||-14%|
|Pipe Layer||58,700 GBP||-21%|
|Property Coordinator||111,000 GBP||+50%|
|Purchasing Manager||118,000 GBP||+59%|
|Quantity Surveyor||102,000 GBP||+37%|
|Roof Slater and Tiler||72,300 GBP||-3%|
|Sheet Metal Mechanic||75,800 GBP||+2%|
|Site Clerk||66,600 GBP||-10%|
|Site engineer||100,000 GBP||+35%|
|Site Leader||116,000 GBP||+56%|
|Stock Controller||87,900 GBP||+18%|
|Structural Steel Construction Worker||77,300 GBP||+4%|
|Technical Draughtsman||77,300 GBP||+4%|
|Tendering Manager||138,000 GBP||+86%|
|Tower Crane Operator||64,300 GBP||-13%|
|Wall and Floor Tiler||63,800 GBP||-14%|
|Warehouse Manager||117,000 GBP||+58%|
|Welding Superintendent||76,900 GBP||+4%|
|Kingston upon Hull||78,500 GBP|
|St Davids||68,600 GBP|
|Northern Ireland||68,900 GBP|