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
$35,020
25th Percentile Wage
$44,030
50th Percentile Wage
$57,580
75th Percentile Wage
$74,450
90th Percentile Wage
$92,290

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 $92,290. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety technicians is $35,020.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of occupational health and safety technicians in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$57,580
5.90% 11.71%
2016
$54,180
8.32% -
2015
$49,670
5.80% -
2014
$46,790
6.75% -
2013
$43,630
-16.53% -
2012
$50,840
- -

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

The average salaries of occupational health and safety technicians in 19 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
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$62,980
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$60,750
Utility System Construction
$59,300
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$57,790
Building Equipment Contractors
$56,800
Nonresidential Building Construction
$56,740
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$56,560
Construction of Buildings
$55,800
Building Finishing Contractors
$55,490
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$55,340
Specialty Trade Contractors
$55,220
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$55,070
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$54,990
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$50,060
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$49,900
Roofing Contractors
$49,230
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$45,000
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$39,140

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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