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
$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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$71,370
2.75% 10.68%
2016
$69,410
2.15% -
2015
$67,920
4.02% -
2014
$65,190
0.72% -
2013
$64,720
1.50% -
2012
$63,750
- -

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

The average salaries of occupational health and safety specialists in 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
$74,980
Construction of Buildings
$74,780
Nonresidential Building Construction
$74,760
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$74,310
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$73,200
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$72,540
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$72,210
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$71,930
Utility System Construction
$71,710
Building Equipment Contractors
$70,340
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$70,330
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$68,690
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$67,180
Specialty Trade Contractors
$66,890
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$65,190
Building Finishing Contractors
$63,720
Roofing Contractors
$63,350
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$63,330
Masonry Contractors
$62,340
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$62,250
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$62,020

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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