Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational health and safety specialists in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational health and safety specialists among Colorado 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 Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,640
25th Percentile Wage
$62,710
50th Percentile Wage
$78,500
75th Percentile Wage
$98,350
90th Percentile Wage
$120,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety specialists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $120,860. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,640.

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
$78,500
2.71% 6.96%
2016
$76,370
1.37% -
2015
$75,320
-0.05% -
2014
$75,360
1.91% -
2013
$73,920
1.19% -
2012
$73,040
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational health and safety specialists in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational health and safety specialists in state of Colorado ranges from $56,980 to $83,390. The highest paying area for occupational health and safety specialists in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $83,390. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Greeley (mean annual salary $80,420). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $56,980.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$83,390
Greeley
$80,420
Boulder
$76,130
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$75,380
Pueblo
$74,800
Colorado Springs
$72,740
Fort Collins-Loveland
$72,210
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$69,420
Grand Junction
$68,600
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$56,980




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