Occupational Health and Safety Specialist and Technician Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,710
25th Percentile Wage
$51,020
50th Percentile Wage
$68,040
75th Percentile Wage
$87,210
90th Percentile Wage
$105,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety specialists and technicians in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 and technicians is $105,130. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is $38,710.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$68,040
0.62% 5.16%
2016
$67,620
0.84% -
2015
$67,050
0.66% -
2014
$66,610
1.82% -
2013
$65,400
1.33% -
2012
$64,530
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Compare Occupational Health and Safety Specialist and Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of occupational health and safety specialists and technicians in 97 industries in the manufacturing 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 and technician occupations is the aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry with an annual salary $85,130. The lowest paying industry is the seafood product preparation and packaging industry (annual salary $45,070). For detailed occupational health and safety specialist and technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$85,130
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$82,730
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$80,030
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$79,390
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$77,730
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$76,590
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$76,300
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$75,960
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$75,850
Chemical Manufacturing
$75,540
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$75,240
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$75,240
Chemical Manufacturing
$74,790
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$74,580
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$73,570
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$72,610
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$72,540
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$71,860
Textile Product Mills
$71,750
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$71,640
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$71,480
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$71,110
Textile Furnishings Mills
$71,040
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$70,640
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$69,810
Chemical Manufacturing
$69,050
Fabric Mills
$68,700
Paper Manufacturing
$68,150
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$68,150
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$68,090
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$67,950
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$67,860
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$67,830
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$67,750
Textile Mills
$67,290
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$66,970
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$66,940
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$66,930
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$66,510
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$66,470
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$66,430
Machinery Manufacturing
$66,390
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$66,390
Machinery Manufacturing
$66,170
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$65,790
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$65,640
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$65,430
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$65,340
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$65,200
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$65,070
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$65,040
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$64,980
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$64,780
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$64,660
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$64,120
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$64,110
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$63,880
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$63,530
Beverage Manufacturing
$63,420
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$63,370
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$63,190
Foundries
$63,110
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$62,760
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$62,450
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$62,100
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$62,090
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$62,050
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$61,940
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$61,690
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$61,000
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$60,970
Animal Food Manufacturing
$60,870
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$60,820
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$60,790
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$60,770
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$60,560
Food Manufacturing
$60,350
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$60,330
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$60,010
Ship and Boat Building
$59,570
Machine Shops
$58,400
Forging and Stamping
$58,250
Wood Product Manufacturing
$58,230
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$58,190
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$57,780
Other Food Manufacturing
$57,750
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$57,440
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$57,070
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$56,990
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$56,950
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$56,740
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$56,100
Printing and Related Support Activities
$53,890
Printing and Related Support Activities
$53,890
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$50,000
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$47,520
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$45,070

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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