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Highest Paying States for Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

The highest paying states 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 of occupational health and safety technicians in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $82,240, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for occupational health and safety technicians. It is followed by Rhode Island (average annual salary $63,140). 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 technicians in a specific state, use the links in the table.

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

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$82,240
$34,160 100
2 Rhode Island
$63,140
$38,290 40
3 Washington
$61,590
$40,510 470
4 New Jersey
$61,330
$36,440 240
5 Massachusetts
$60,190
$41,850 200
6 South Carolina
$59,690
$30,490 380
7 New York
$59,680
$43,960 790
8 Colorado
$58,160
$35,770 290
9 Alaska
$57,620
$33,970 80
10 Delaware
$57,420
$34,380 50
11 California
$56,450
$32,950 1,430
12 Montana
$56,390
$42,540 80
13 Louisiana
$54,540
$27,440 830
14 Nevada
$54,530
$34,360 160
15 Illinois
$54,300
$34,330 620
16 North Dakota
$53,920
$29,850 140
17 Georgia
$53,840
$35,070 320
18 Nebraska
$52,890
$30,690 150
19 Minnesota
$52,460
$36,280 240
20 North Carolina
$51,860
$33,860 320
21 Virginia
$51,730
$32,020 350
22 Ohio
$51,090
$33,560 830
23 Oregon
$50,440
$35,910 130
24 Hawaii
$50,190
$42,840 0
25 Utah
$49,830
$29,900 200
26 Arizona
$49,440
$34,110 350
27 Wyoming
$49,380
$30,860 70
28 Tennessee
$48,290
$30,900 590
29 New Hampshire
$48,100
$33,020 50
30 Texas
$48,050
$33,260 3,000
31 New Mexico
$47,930
$26,620 120
32 Connecticut
$47,820
$25,640 140
33 Wisconsin
$47,790
$32,190 290
34 West Virginia
$47,200
$28,330 140
35 Alabama
$47,040
$24,220 230
36 Arkansas
$45,390
$26,150 180
37 Pennsylvania
$45,240
$29,630 730
38 Maryland
$45,140
$28,210 240
39 Kentucky
$44,230
$32,400 350
40 Michigan
$43,730
$23,210 250
41 Kansas
$43,330
$30,810 200
42 Maine
$42,070
$26,810 50
43 Iowa
$40,590
$28,450 260
44 Missouri
$39,860
$26,680 420
45 Florida
$39,720
$28,790 540
46 Idaho
$37,940
$32,050 70
47 Oklahoma
$37,410
$29,550 250
48 Mississippi
$37,320
$22,910 240
49 Indiana
$35,940
$22,570 320
50 Puerto Rico
$26,500
$16,550 30
51 Guam
$25,760
$18,800 60
52 South Dakota
$25,760
$21,000 50
See also: Highest paying industries for occupational health and safety technicians, Top Paying Jobs in America.