How much does a Patient Safety Specialist make? The median annual Patient Safety Specialist salary is $59,945, as of September 30, 2016, with a range usually between $51,506-$69,543, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Patient Safety Specialist in the United States.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Patient Safety Specialist in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Patient Safety Specialist in the United States is $59,945, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Patient Safety Specialist in the United States are expected to make less than $59,945.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Patient Safety Specialist that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Patient Safety Specialist are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2016
Assists in the development and implementation of patient safety programs. Gathers data detailing patient-related errors and conducts analysis for management detailing the cause of the error; recommends changes, policies, or programs that could prevent future errors. Attends presentations and training programs meant to increase awareness of patient safety initiatives. Tests patient-safety knowledge of employees and recommends changes to training programs. Requires a bachelor's degree in a related area and at least 4 years of experience in the field. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. May lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. View full job description