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Highest Paying States for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

The highest paying states 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 of occupational health and safety specialists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $90,430, Rhode Island is the highest paying state for occupational health and safety specialists. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $88,620). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of occupational health and safety specialists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Rhode Island
$90,430
$60,930 90
2 District of Columbia
$88,620
$57,110 410
3 Alaska
$84,060
$57,700 520
4 California
$81,050
$52,140 6,260
5 New Jersey
$80,620
$49,340 2,070
6 North Dakota
$80,190
$55,240 380
7 Maryland
$79,210
$46,000 1,250
8 Connecticut
$78,460
$52,050 660
9 Washington
$76,460
$54,040 2,160
10 Colorado
$76,370
$47,670 1,550
11 New Hampshire
$76,040
$52,630 320
12 West Virginia
$75,750
$40,510 610
13 Wyoming
$75,500
$50,940 380
14 Massachusetts
$75,390
$45,450 1,170
15 Minnesota
$75,110
$49,840 1,590
16 Hawaii
$74,640
$50,020 460
17 Illinois
$72,330
$36,850 2,070
18 Louisiana
$71,610
$40,290 1,290
19 Nevada
$71,220
$44,100 570
20 Texas
$71,220
$38,440 11,560
21 Georgia
$71,020
$39,110 1,110
22 New York
$70,870
$41,950 3,230
23 Tennessee
$70,830
$42,770 2,140
24 Utah
$70,650
$43,710 720
25 Alabama
$70,610
$39,900 1,050
26 Ohio
$70,420
$43,450 3,790
27 Michigan
$70,330
$43,300 1,670
28 Mississippi
$69,690
$38,780 490
29 Arizona
$68,780
$41,210 1,200
30 New Mexico
$68,560
$38,000 870
31 Pennsylvania
$68,430
$43,920 3,160
32 Oregon
$68,090
$47,790 860
33 Iowa
$67,210
$43,930 670
34 Vermont
$66,950
$43,750 100
35 North Carolina
$66,650
$43,130 1,790
36 Florida
$66,110
$40,920 2,230
37 Oklahoma
$65,320
$39,830 1,350
38 Kentucky
$64,640
$37,660 1,650
39 Nebraska
$64,240
$37,690 640
40 Delaware
$63,990
$39,370 370
41 Virginia
$63,440
$40,030 2,670
42 Maine
$63,270
$42,620 250
43 Missouri
$63,110
$38,300 1,560
44 Idaho
$61,780
$45,870 340
45 Wisconsin
$61,610
$39,130 1,110
46 South Dakota
$61,510
$40,030 170
47 Indiana
$60,880
$36,600 2,140
48 Montana
$59,250
$36,850 510
49 Kansas
$59,100
$41,360 780
50 Arkansas
$58,130
$33,940 500
51 Guam
$50,120
$29,900 110
52 South Carolina
$49,530
$32,840 2,150
53 Puerto Rico
$35,950
$22,300 690
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