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

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

Average Annual Salary of Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,580
25th Percentile Wage
$53,400
50th Percentile Wage
$68,820
75th Percentile Wage
$84,420
90th Percentile Wage
$101,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety specialists and technicians in the industry sector of construction. 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 $101,330. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is $41,580.

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 construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$68,820
2.99% 10.10%
2016
$66,760
4.00% -
2015
$64,090
3.71% -
2014
$61,710
1.47% -
2013
$60,800
-1.76% -
2012
$61,870
- -

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

The average salaries of occupational health and safety specialists and technicians in 21 industries in the construction 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 residential building construction industry with an annual salary $73,380. The lowest paying industry is the roofing contractors industry (annual salary $60,810). 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
Residential Building Construction
$73,380
Construction of Buildings
$72,510
Nonresidential Building Construction
$72,440
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$70,410
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$70,130
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$69,680
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$69,380
Utility System Construction
$68,890
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$68,230
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$67,310
Building Equipment Contractors
$67,070
Specialty Trade Contractors
$64,460
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$63,240
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$63,150
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$63,020
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$62,720
Masonry Contractors
$61,820
Building Finishing Contractors
$61,530
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$61,400
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$61,340
Roofing Contractors
$60,810

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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