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Highest Paying Industries for Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

The top 100 highest paying industries for occupational health and safety 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 $79,920, waste treatment and disposal is the highest paying industry for occupational health and safety technicians. It is followed by basic chemical manufacturing industry (average annual salary $72,420). 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 technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

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

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$79,920
70
2 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$72,420
130
3 Testing Laboratories
$66,130
140
4 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$65,980
160
5 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$65,730
120
6 Utilities
$65,130
250
7 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$65,000
200
8 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$64,680
230
9 Insurance Carriers
$64,390
180
10 Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$64,040
40
11 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$62,340
300
12 Finance and Insurance
$62,310
230
13 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$61,790
230
14 Scientific Research and Development Services
$61,790
230
15 Chemical Manufacturing
$61,100
350
16 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$60,430
170
17 Coal Mining
$60,100
160
18 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$60,080
40
19 Pipeline Transportation
$59,340
50
20 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$59,320
260
21 Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$58,110
40
22 Metal Ore Mining
$56,770
60
23 Engineering Services
$56,500
n/a
24 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$56,390
50
25 Real Estate
$55,850
n/a
26 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$55,560
40
27 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$55,530
40
28 Mining
$55,450
1,220
29 Office Administrative Services
$55,100
90
30 Outpatient Care Centers
$54,960
50
31 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$54,890
n/a
32 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$54,760
40
33 Support Activities for Mining
$54,610
840
34 Home Health Care Services
$54,470
60
35 Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$54,260
30
36 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$54,100
90
37 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$53,820
40
38 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$53,750
440
39 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$53,460
70
40 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$52,870
n/a
41 Offices of Physicians
$52,860
180
42 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$52,450
360
43 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$52,260
100
44 Building Finishing Contractors
$52,030
40
45 Nonresidential Building Construction
$51,990
240
46 Construction of Buildings
$51,720
260
47 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$51,370
150
48 Building Equipment Contractors
$51,360
160
49 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$51,310
110
50 Wholesale Trade
$51,300
250
51 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$51,290
140
52 Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$51,160
30
53 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$51,140
60
54 Educational Services - Privately owned
$51,130
170
55 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$50,980
30
56 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$50,790
50
57 Specialty Trade Contractors
$50,500
290
58 Oil and Gas Extraction
$50,430
120
59 Support Activities for Crop Production
$50,430
50
60 Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry
$50,430
50
61 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$50,430
50
62 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$50,330
70
63 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$50,060
70
64 Roofing Contractors
$49,860
40
65 Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$49,570
40
66 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$49,400
1,890
67 Animal Food Manufacturing
$49,320
30
68 Hospitals - State government owned
$48,940
60
69 Temporary Help Services
$48,940
200
70 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$48,760
2,080
71 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$48,690
360
72 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$48,600
540
73 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$48,220
40
74 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$48,210
2,630
75 Federal, State, and Local Government
$48,210
2,630
76 Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$48,140
70
77 Federal government, including USPS
$48,090
170
78 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$48,090
170
79 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$48,070
570
80 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$48,070
3,410
81 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,750
2,010
82 Paper Manufacturing
$47,610
100
83 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$47,600
230
84 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$47,600
80
85 Primary Metal Manufacturing
$47,590
180
86 Plastics Product Manufacturing
$47,520
80
87 State government, including schools and hospitals
$47,490
1,160
88 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$47,130
680
89 Construction
$46,790
1,070
90 Educational Services
$46,710
790
91 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$46,680
90
92 Manufacturing
$46,570
2,370
93 Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$46,560
50
94 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$46,240
60
95 Administrative and Support Services
$46,160
420
96 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$45,980
530
97 Educational Services - State government owned
$45,880
530
98 Ship and Boat Building
$45,780
90
99 Specialized Freight Trucking
$45,700
40
100 Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$45,530
30
See also: Highest paying cities for occupational health and safety technicians.