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Highest Paying Industries for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

The top 100 highest paying industries for occupational health and safety specialists (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 $88,680, oil and gas extraction is the highest paying industry for occupational health and safety specialists. It is followed by lime and gypsum product manufacturing industry (average annual salary $88,470). 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 in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

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

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Oil and Gas Extraction
$88,680
1,090
2 Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$88,470
30
3 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$85,830
1,210
4 Scientific Research and Development Services
$85,590
1,220
5 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$85,570
30
6 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$85,520
40
7 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$83,880
500
8 Investigation and Security Services
$83,640
40
9 Insurance Carriers
$83,400
540
10 Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services
$83,050
40
11 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$82,840
120
12 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$82,660
530
13 Pipeline Transportation
$82,060
240
14 Coal Mining
$81,950
260
15 Water Transportation
$81,820
30
16 Natural Gas Distribution
$81,010
230
17 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$80,850
30
18 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$80,690
n/a
19 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$80,340
760
20 Information
$80,310
380
21 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$80,230
650
22 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$80,070
1,730
23 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$80,040
750
24 Utilities
$79,950
1,990
25 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$79,880
390
26 Finance and Insurance
$79,830
820
27 Textile Product Mills
$79,180
40
28 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$78,790
210
29 Engineering Services
$78,380
740
30 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$78,370
120
31 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$78,280
60
32 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$78,280
60
33 Telecommunications
$78,080
270
34 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$78,060
390
35 Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$77,800
90
36 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$77,690
240
37 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$76,620
6,860
38 Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$76,540
50
39 Mining
$76,480
3,230
40 Federal government, including USPS
$76,460
7,190
41 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$76,420
560
42 Temporary Help Services
$76,380
580
43 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$75,700
2,240
44 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$75,690
50
45 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$75,530
800
46 Chemical Manufacturing
$75,380
2,890
47 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$75,370
30
48 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$75,360
180
49 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$75,220
120
50 Employment Services
$75,140
750
51 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$74,940
590
52 Metal Ore Mining
$74,720
190
53 Rail Transportation
$74,320
90
54 Beverage Manufacturing
$74,240
80
55 Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$74,070
170
56 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$73,990
90
57 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$73,870
1,010
58 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$73,270
230
59 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$73,230
150
60 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$73,120
290
61 Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$72,990
110
62 Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$72,880
40
63 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$72,760
80
64 Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$72,740
70
65 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$72,690
70
66 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$72,670
40
67 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$72,670
320
68 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$72,300
1,360
69 Administrative and Support Services
$72,170
1,300
70 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$71,610
2,070
71 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$71,590
230
72 Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$71,500
50
73 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$71,390
40
74 Postal Service (federal government)
$71,210
330
75 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$71,080
n/a
76 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$71,040
100
77 Waste Collection
$70,830
80
78 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$70,770
630
79 Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$70,720
40
80 Hospitals - Privately owned
$70,710
2,410
81 Outpatient Care Centers
$70,630
130
82 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$70,480
220
83 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$70,430
2,250
84 Manufacturing
$70,390
11,220
85 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$70,360
80
86 Real Estate
$70,350
n/a
87 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$70,340
50
88 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$70,290
90
89 Support Activities for Mining
$70,250
1,580
90 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$70,210
7,230
91 Office Administrative Services
$70,200
220
92 Freight Transportation Arrangement
$70,190
50
93 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$70,090
760
94 Educational Services - Privately owned
$70,020
890
95 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$69,940
230
96 Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$69,820
150
97 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$69,750
220
98 Machinery Manufacturing
$69,710
740
99 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$69,610
760
100 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$69,420
270
See also: Highest paying cities for occupational health and safety specialists.