Occupational Health and Safety Technician Salary in Sector of Mining

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

Average Annual Salary of Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,700
25th Percentile Wage
$40,580
50th Percentile Wage
$53,740
75th Percentile Wage
$72,210
90th Percentile Wage
$90,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety technicians 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 technicians is $90,710. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety technicians is $33,700.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,7408.26%-4.78%
201549,300-12.47%-
201455,4502.47%-
201354,080-4.12%-
201256,310--

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

The average salaries of occupational health and safety technicians in seven 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 technician occupations is the metal ore mining industry with an annual salary $60,670. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for mining industry (annual salary $50,350). For detailed occupational health and safety technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Metal Ore Mining
$60,670
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$59,730
Coal Mining
$58,870
Oil and Gas Extraction
$50,500
Oil and Gas Extraction
$50,500
Support Activities for Mining
$50,350
Support Activities for Mining
$50,350

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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