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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$44,400|
|25th Percentile Wage||$56,400|
|50th Percentile Wage||$71,370|
|75th Percentile Wage||$87,350|
|90th Percentile Wage||$102,710|
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 $102,710. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety specialists is $44,400.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of occupational health and safety specialists in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of occupational health and safety specialists 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 occupations is the residential building construction industry with an annual salary $74,980. The lowest paying industry is the foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors industry (annual salary $62,020). 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|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Other Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors|| |
|Painting and Wall Covering Contractors|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
|Roofing Contractors|| |
|Drywall and Insulation Contractors|| |
|Masonry Contractors|| |
|Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .