Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,820
25th Percentile Wage
$55,200
50th Percentile Wage
$71,980
75th Percentile Wage
$90,890
90th Percentile Wage
$107,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety specialists 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 is $107,090. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety specialists is $42,820.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201671,9800.63%5.86%
201571,5301.59%-
201470,3901.89%-
201369,0601.88%-
201267,760--

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

The average salaries of occupational health and safety specialists in 73 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 occupations is the motor vehicle manufacturing industry with an annual salary $84,720. The lowest paying industry is the sawmills and wood preservation industry (annual salary $53,150). For detailed occupational health and safety specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$84,720
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$84,190
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$84,080
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$83,690
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$82,010
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$81,350
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$80,580
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$80,580
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$80,380
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$80,310
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$80,150
Chemical Manufacturing
$79,980
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$76,160
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$75,680
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$75,440
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$75,430
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$74,470
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$74,280
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$73,350
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$72,310
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$72,290
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$72,280
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$72,120
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$71,440
Machinery Manufacturing
$71,390
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$70,820
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$70,740
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$70,700
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$70,500
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$70,190
Paper Manufacturing
$69,660
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$69,350
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$69,120
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$69,090
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$68,910
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$68,850
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$68,260
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$67,930
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$67,810
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$67,560
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$67,510
Foundries
$67,510
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$67,100
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$66,860
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$66,330
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$66,330
Textile Mills
$66,070
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$66,020
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$66,020
Food Manufacturing
$65,960
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$65,630
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$65,590
Beverage Manufacturing
$65,570
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$65,250
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$64,970
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$64,010
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$63,890
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$62,790
Other Food Manufacturing
$62,550
Fabric Mills
$62,540
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$61,780
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$60,640
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$60,050
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$59,520
Ship and Boat Building
$59,400
Animal Food Manufacturing
$58,890
Wood Product Manufacturing
$58,870
Forging and Stamping
$58,860
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$58,440
Printing and Related Support Activities
$55,080
Printing and Related Support Activities
$55,080
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$54,980
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$53,150

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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