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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 $94,150, Rhode Island is the highest paying state for occupational health and safety specialists. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $87,820). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$94,150
$66,330 100
2 District of Columbia
$87,820
$57,280 500
3 Alaska
$85,060
$55,280 480
4 California
$83,420
$52,210 7,050
5 Connecticut
$82,710
$57,200 570
6 New Jersey
$80,900
$51,150 2,130
7 North Dakota
$78,810
$54,360 410
8 Minnesota
$78,570
$51,890 1,670
9 Colorado
$78,500
$49,640 1,780
10 Massachusetts
$77,780
$47,470 1,310
11 Maryland
$77,620
$43,000 1,150
12 West Virginia
$76,970
$40,190 690
13 New Hampshire
$75,950
$49,690 390
14 Washington
$75,910
$53,720 2,430
15 Illinois
$75,290
$47,330 2,110
16 Wyoming
$74,570
$42,050 400
17 Hawaii
$73,950
$48,560 530
18 Utah
$73,830
$44,760 720
19 Nevada
$73,440
$48,140 620
20 New York
$73,240
$43,340 3,440
21 Oregon
$72,430
$47,640 1,030
22 Georgia
$72,020
$41,160 1,220
23 Tennessee
$71,850
$42,790 1,560
24 New Mexico
$71,570
$39,280 880
25 Texas
$71,440
$40,750 11,660
26 Michigan
$70,850
$43,710 2,000
27 Louisiana
$70,830
$40,580 1,280
28 Ohio
$70,030
$42,570 4,160
29 North Carolina
$67,710
$43,140 2,110
30 Arizona
$67,700
$39,210 1,170
31 Pennsylvania
$67,690
$41,220 3,670
32 Oklahoma
$67,020
$36,410 1,340
33 Iowa
$66,970
$42,960 760
34 Mississippi
$66,920
$40,470 540
35 Maine
$66,370
$43,540 280
36 Florida
$66,230
$35,960 2,310
37 Idaho
$66,080
$47,710 410
38 Delaware
$65,370
$40,350 460
39 Vermont
$65,120
$43,490 110
40 Virginia
$64,910
$40,360 2,850
41 Nebraska
$64,900
$38,330 750
42 Missouri
$64,470
$37,510 1,460
43 Arkansas
$63,540
$34,120 600
44 Alabama
$63,400
$36,810 1,390
45 South Dakota
$62,880
$40,030 170
46 Wisconsin
$62,590
$40,220 1,110
47 Kentucky
$62,590
$38,100 1,660
48 Montana
$62,220
$39,040 540
49 Indiana
$61,610
$36,740 2,410
50 Kansas
$60,410
$41,210 850
51 Guam
$53,300
$33,330 120
52 South Carolina
$50,510
$34,710 2,090
53 Puerto Rico
$35,410
$20,790 750
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