Occupational Health and Safety Technician Salary in Sector of Construction

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

Average Annual Salary of Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,300
25th Percentile Wage
$41,730
50th Percentile Wage
$54,180
75th Percentile Wage
$70,590
90th Percentile Wage
$85,430

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety 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 technicians is $85,430. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety technicians is $33,300.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201654,1808.32%6.16%
201549,6705.80%-
201446,7906.75%-
201343,630-16.53%-
201250,840--

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

The average salaries of occupational health and safety technicians in 13 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 technician occupations is the residential building construction industry with an annual salary $82,640. The lowest paying industry is the drywall and insulation contractors industry (annual salary $39,140). For detailed occupational health and safety technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Residential Building Construction
$82,640
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$59,660
Utility System Construction
$57,350
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$56,980
Building Finishing Contractors
$55,510
Building Equipment Contractors
$54,670
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$52,900
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$52,120
Specialty Trade Contractors
$51,660
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$50,060
Nonresidential Building Construction
$49,810
Construction of Buildings
$49,370
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$39,140

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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