Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Salary in Sector of Construction

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

Average Annual Salary of Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,140
25th Percentile Wage
$54,830
50th Percentile Wage
$69,410
75th Percentile Wage
$83,300
90th Percentile Wage
$100,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety specialists 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 is $100,690. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety specialists is $42,140.

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 construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201669,4102.15%8.15%
201567,9204.02%-
201465,1900.72%-
201364,7201.50%-
201263,750--

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

The average salaries of occupational health and safety specialists in 20 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 occupations is the residential building construction industry with an annual salary $75,480. The lowest paying industry is the electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors industry (annual salary $61,480). For detailed occupational health and safety specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Residential Building Construction
$75,480
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$72,890
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$72,690
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$72,050
Construction of Buildings
$71,810
Nonresidential Building Construction
$71,550
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$70,850
Building Finishing Contractors
$70,650
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$70,580
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$70,310
Utility System Construction
$69,960
Roofing Contractors
$69,590
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$68,540
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$66,890
Building Equipment Contractors
$66,690
Specialty Trade Contractors
$65,580
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$64,900
Masonry Contractors
$62,340
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$61,910
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$61,480

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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