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
$39,460
25th Percentile Wage
$51,530
50th Percentile Wage
$66,760
75th Percentile Wage
$81,030
90th Percentile Wage
$98,960

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 $98,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is $39,460.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201666,7604.00%7.32%
201564,0903.71%-
201461,7101.47%-
201360,800-1.76%-
201261,870--

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 $73,900. The lowest paying industry is the other specialty trade contractors industry (annual salary $59,710). 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
$73,900
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$69,900
Construction of Buildings
$69,400
Nonresidential Building Construction
$69,100
Building Finishing Contractors
$68,760
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$68,530
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$68,410
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$68,070
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$67,960
Roofing Contractors
$67,770
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$67,600
Utility System Construction
$67,170
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$66,150
Building Equipment Contractors
$63,660
Specialty Trade Contractors
$63,160
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$63,000
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$62,010
Masonry Contractors
$61,820
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$61,270
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$60,380
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$59,710

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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