Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of occupational health and safety specialists in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare occupational health and safety specialist salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,550
25th Percentile Wage
$60,630
50th Percentile Wage
$77,830
75th Percentile Wage
$98,250
90th Percentile Wage
$121,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety specialists in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) occupational health and safety specialists is $121,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $77,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety specialists is $44,550.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of occupational health and safety specialists in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$77,830
-2.16% 5.14%
2016
$79,510
0.21% -
2015
$79,340
3.60% -
2014
$76,480
1.75% -
2013
$75,140
1.74% -
2012
$73,830
- -

Compare Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of occupational health and safety specialists in eight industries in the mining sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for occupational health and safety specialist occupations is the oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $86,200. The lowest paying industry is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry (annual salary $68,980). For detailed occupational health and safety specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$86,200
Oil and Gas Extraction
$86,200
Metal Ore Mining
$81,380
Support Activities for Mining
$74,470
Support Activities for Mining
$74,470
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$74,030
Coal Mining
$71,590
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$68,980

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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