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
$45,310
25th Percentile Wage
$61,650
50th Percentile Wage
$79,510
75th Percentile Wage
$100,450
90th Percentile Wage
$126,890

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 $126,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $79,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety specialists is $45,310.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of occupational health and safety specialists in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201679,5100.21%7.14%
201579,3403.60%-
201476,4801.75%-
201375,1401.74%-
201273,830--

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 $88,960. The lowest paying industry is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry (annual salary $67,240). 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
$88,960
Oil and Gas Extraction
$88,960
Metal Ore Mining
$77,630
Coal Mining
$77,600
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$75,090
Support Activities for Mining
$73,430
Support Activities for Mining
$73,430
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$67,240

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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