Want to Make More Money?
Get certified! I just read the article on salary surveys in the July 2018 issue of ASSP's Professional Safety Journal (Page 17). To no one's surprise, if you hold a certification you make $20-$30K more per year. The Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is the premier safety certification, but requires a degree as a prerequisite. If you do not have a degree, but have at least 10 years in the field you are eligible to take the Safety Management Specialist (SMS) certification (pending approval from BCSP of course). It's a relatively new certification offered by the BCSP. I recently passed this exam and can say it captures what you would expect a seasoned safety professional to know with or without a degree. See the full report here