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
$38,900
25th Percentile Wage
$50,560
50th Percentile Wage
$67,620
75th Percentile Wage
$86,940
90th Percentile Wage
$103,790

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 $103,790. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is $38,900.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201667,6200.84%4.57%
201567,0500.66%-
201466,6101.82%-
201365,4001.33%-
201264,530--

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 80 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 $81,740. 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
$81,740
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$80,710
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$80,380
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$80,030
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$78,220
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$78,220
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$78,220
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$77,730
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$76,690
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$76,590
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$76,540
Chemical Manufacturing
$76,000
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$74,380
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$72,870
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$72,540
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$72,280
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$71,640
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$71,480
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$70,640
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$70,440
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$70,190
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$69,780
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$68,480
Machinery Manufacturing
$68,220
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$68,200
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$68,050
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$67,900
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$66,470
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$66,310
Paper Manufacturing
$66,290
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$66,230
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$66,190
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$65,970
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$65,160
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$65,150
Textile Mills
$65,110
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$65,040
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$64,980
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$64,780
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$64,660
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$63,490
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$63,440
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$63,370
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$63,060
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$62,910
Foundries
$62,900
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$62,380
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$62,320
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$62,090
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$62,030
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$61,900
Machine Shops
$61,350
Fabric Mills
$61,320
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$61,140
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$60,940
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$60,790
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$60,790
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$60,330
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$60,010
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$59,940
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$59,500
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$59,050
Beverage Manufacturing
$58,860
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$58,460
Food Manufacturing
$58,270
Forging and Stamping
$58,250
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$57,780
Wood Product Manufacturing
$57,210
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$56,950
Ship and Boat Building
$56,140
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$55,820
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$55,710
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$55,020
Other Food Manufacturing
$54,680
Animal Food Manufacturing
$54,380
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$53,330
Printing and Related Support Activities
$52,810
Printing and Related Support Activities
$52,810
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$51,710
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$45,070

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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