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Highest Paying Industries for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians

The top 100 highest paying industries for occupational health and safety specialists and technicians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $88,470, lime and gypsum product manufacturing is the highest paying industry for occupational health and safety specialists and technicians. It is followed by data processing, hosting, and related services industry (average annual salary $85,570). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of occupational health and safety specialists and technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$88,470
30
2 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$85,570
30
3 Oil and Gas Extraction
$84,560
1,210
4 Investigation and Security Services
$83,410
40
5 Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services
$82,810
40
6 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$82,400
50
7 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$82,270
1,440
8 Scientific Research and Development Services
$82,060
1,450
9 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$81,570
570
10 Natural Gas Distribution
$80,650
240
11 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$80,110
n/a
12 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$79,890
450
13 Pipeline Transportation
$79,060
290
14 Utilities
$78,590
2,240
15 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$78,550
1,960
16 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$77,810
720
17 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$77,760
660
18 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$77,750
850
19 Information
$77,730
430
20 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$77,640
170
21 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$77,610
220
22 Telecommunications
$77,600
270
23 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$77,290
70
24 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$77,290
70
25 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$77,160
240
26 Insurance Carriers
$77,060
720
27 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$76,460
7,040
28 Federal government, including USPS
$76,450
7,360
29 Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$76,230
90
30 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$76,040
950
31 Finance and Insurance
$75,200
1,050
32 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$75,050
940
33 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$74,840
460
34 Engineering Services
$74,590
n/a
35 Water Transportation
$74,220
40
36 Chemical Manufacturing
$73,960
3,240
37 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$73,800
630
38 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$73,450
n/a
39 Coal Mining
$72,430
410
40 Rail Transportation
$72,360
100
41 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$72,230
240
42 Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$72,180
120
43 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$71,850
2,670
44 Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$71,790
40
45 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$71,740
n/a
46 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$71,560
180
47 Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$71,220
40
48 Postal Service (federal government)
$71,210
330
49 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$71,160
820
50 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$71,080
n/a
51 Mining
$71,080
4,450
52 Other Insurance Related Activities
$70,970
150
53 Metal Ore Mining
$70,940
250
54 Waste Collection
$70,830
80
55 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$70,620
230
56 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$70,440
100
57 Beverage Manufacturing
$70,320
90
58 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$70,310
n/a
59 Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$70,230
210
60 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$70,150
180
61 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$70,060
80
62 Temporary Help Services
$70,050
790
63 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$69,990
70
64 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$69,810
1,310
65 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$69,600
40
66 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$69,550
880
67 Nonstore Retailers
$69,490
40
68 Freight Transportation Arrangement
$69,040
60
69 Employment Services
$68,810
990
70 Masonry Contractors
$68,690
40
71 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$68,640
40
72 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$68,620
270
73 Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$68,450
30
74 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$68,430
1,590
75 Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$68,240
150
76 Landscaping Services
$68,070
60
77 Textile Furnishings Mills
$68,000
40
78 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$67,930
60
79 Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$67,910
60
80 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$67,740
460
81 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$67,460
50
82 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$67,320
2,600
83 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$67,240
70
84 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$67,130
770
85 Social Advocacy Organizations
$67,070
50
86 Office Administrative Services
$67,030
310
87 Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$67,030
170
88 Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$66,750
250
89 Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$66,700
40
90 Manufacturing
$66,610
13,600
91 Roofing Contractors
$66,550
170
92 Administrative and Support Services
$66,500
1,720
93 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$66,340
30
94 Educational Services - Privately owned
$66,190
1,060
95 Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$66,040
80
96 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$65,940
110
97 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$65,890
910
98 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$65,870
n/a
99 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$65,800
280
100 Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$65,730
100