Occupational Health and Safety Specialist and Technician Salary in Sector of Utilities

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

Average Annual Salary of Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,410
25th Percentile Wage
$67,970
50th Percentile Wage
$83,400
75th Percentile Wage
$99,040
90th Percentile Wage
$115,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety specialists and technicians in the industry sector of utilities. 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 and technicians is $115,280. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $83,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is $53,410.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$83,400
3.76% 8.72%
2016
$80,260
0.24% -
2015
$80,070
1.85% -
2014
$78,590
1.90% -
2013
$77,100
1.26% -
2012
$76,130
- -

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

The average salaries of occupational health and safety specialists and technicians in eight industries in the utilities 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 and technician occupations is the natural gas distribution industry with an annual salary $89,400. The lowest paying industry is the wind electric power generation industry (annual salary $45,630). For detailed occupational health and safety specialist and technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Natural Gas Distribution
$89,400
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
$86,350
Utilities
$83,400
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$82,660
Hydroelectric Power Generation
$78,240
Nuclear Electric Power Generation
$77,950
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$73,630
Wind Electric Power Generation
$45,630

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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