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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 $78,030, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for occupational health and safety technicians. It is followed by Alaska (average annual salary $67,060). 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 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
$78,030
$29,310 50
2 Alaska
$67,060
$37,470 100
3 Rhode Island
$63,290
$39,460 50
4 Illinois
$61,200
$36,140 590
5 Colorado
$60,240
$37,560 210
6 Montana
$58,290
$34,400 80
7 South Carolina
$57,480
$28,810 360
8 Massachusetts
$57,430
$39,350 170
9 New York
$57,200
$41,720 730
10 New Jersey
$56,150
$35,350 230
11 Virginia
$55,900
$35,450 390
12 Alabama
$55,510
$31,740 100
13 California
$54,440
$32,590 1,290
14 Nevada
$54,250
$34,460 150
15 Oregon
$52,690
$34,640 110
16 Louisiana
$52,270
$27,370 680
17 Nebraska
$52,070
$27,630 130
18 Tennessee
$51,190
$31,790 550
19 West Virginia
$51,190
$33,620 110
20 Connecticut
$50,660
$27,920 140
21 North Dakota
$50,590
$32,960 140
22 Washington
$50,320
$30,500 470
23 Arizona
$49,450
$32,880 260
24 Minnesota
$49,330
$34,990 200
25 North Carolina
$48,740
$34,220 290
26 Ohio
$48,530
$32,100 790
27 Utah
$48,340
$32,200 170
28 Georgia
$48,150
$30,200 290
29 New Hampshire
$48,100
$33,020 50
30 Wisconsin
$47,720
$31,530 260
31 New Mexico
$47,570
$21,430 80
32 Kentucky
$46,920
$32,860 330
33 Iowa
$46,510
$28,160 240
34 Texas
$46,210
$32,550 3,150
35 Pennsylvania
$45,470
$24,040 750
36 Maryland
$45,460
$27,800 230
37 Wyoming
$44,140
$32,130 70
38 Kansas
$43,270
$29,760 130
39 Michigan
$43,040
$21,890 230
40 Arkansas
$42,980
$25,360 180
41 Missouri
$42,690
$25,650 410
42 Florida
$40,860
$27,760 510
43 Oklahoma
$37,910
$26,720 210
44 Idaho
$37,860
$31,080 80
45 Mississippi
$36,600
$21,460 200
46 Indiana
$36,410
$23,190 400
47 South Dakota
$25,760
$21,000 50
48 Puerto Rico
$25,160
$16,870 40

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of occupational health and safety technicians in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for occupational health and safety technicians, Top Paying Jobs in America.