Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Salary in Sector of Utilities

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

Average Annual Salary of Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,180
25th Percentile Wage
$68,130
50th Percentile Wage
$82,990
75th Percentile Wage
$99,550
90th Percentile Wage
$117,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety specialists 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 is $117,370. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $82,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety specialists is $54,180.

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 utilities from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201682,9900.51%6.22%
201582,5703.17%-
201479,9501.21%-
201378,9801.46%-
201277,830--

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

The average salaries of occupational health and safety specialists in four 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 occupations is the natural gas distribution industry with an annual salary $84,780. The lowest paying industry is the water, sewage and other systems industry (annual salary $73,500). For detailed occupational health and safety specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Natural Gas Distribution
$84,780
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$83,150
Utilities
$82,990
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$73,500

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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