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 among California metropolitan areas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,210
25th Percentile Wage
$65,960
50th Percentile Wage
$83,420
75th Percentile Wage
$101,280
90th Percentile Wage
$122,750

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 $122,750. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,210.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of occupational health and safety specialists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$83,420
2.84% 9.52%
2016
$81,050
0.99% -
2015
$80,250
2.37% -
2014
$78,350
2.37% -
2013
$76,490
1.32% -
2012
$75,480
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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 $106,560. 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 $106,560. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Santa Cruz-Watsonville (mean annual salary $103,470). 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
$106,560
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$103,470
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$93,460
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$89,700
Vallejo-Fairfield
$88,140
Salinas
$86,670
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$86,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$84,800
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$83,710
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$82,540
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$81,590
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$81,080
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$78,520
El Centro
$78,310
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$77,980
Merced
$76,400
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$76,270
Visalia-Porterville
$74,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$74,100
Fresno
$73,160
Bakersfield-Delano
$70,310
Stockton
$64,360
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$63,660
Modesto
$61,400
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$57,980
Napa
$45,000




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