Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational health and safety specialists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational health and safety specialists amongst California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,140
25th Percentile Wage
$64,740
50th Percentile Wage
$81,050
75th Percentile Wage
$100,450
90th Percentile Wage
$121,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety specialists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $121,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,140.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.07
25th Percentile Wage
$31.13
50th Percentile Wage
$38.97
75th Percentile Wage
$48.29
90th Percentile Wage
$58.40

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for occupational health and safety specialists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $58.40. The median hourly salary is $38.97. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.07.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of occupational health and safety specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201681,0500.99%6.87%
201580,2502.37%-
201478,3502.37%-
201376,4901.32%-
201275,480--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational health and safety specialists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational health and safety specialists in state of California ranges from $45,000 to $107,430. The highest paying area for occupational health and safety specialists in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $107,430. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $95,880). The lowest paying area is Napa with a median annual salary of $45,000.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$107,430
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$95,880
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$94,790
Vallejo-Fairfield
$93,520
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$85,640
Salinas
$84,400
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$83,380
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$81,590
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$81,080
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$80,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$79,470
El Centro
$78,310
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$77,980
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$77,440
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$75,790
Fresno
$74,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$74,100
Bakersfield-Delano
$73,690
Visalia-Porterville
$72,400
Stockton
$63,670
Modesto
$59,070
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$57,980
Napa
$45,000


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