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
$43,710
25th Percentile Wage
$56,240
50th Percentile Wage
$72,590
75th Percentile Wage
$91,580
90th Percentile Wage
$110,110

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 $110,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $72,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety specialists is $43,710.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$72,590
0.84% 6.65%
2016
$71,980
0.63% -
2015
$71,530
1.59% -
2014
$70,390
1.89% -
2013
$69,060
1.88% -
2012
$67,760
- -

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

The average salaries of occupational health and safety specialists in 94 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 aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry with an annual salary $87,260. The lowest paying industry is the printing and related support activities industry (annual salary $56,750). For detailed occupational health and safety specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$87,260
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$86,870
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$83,690
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$83,620
Textile Product Mills
$82,900
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$80,310
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$80,230
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$80,150
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$79,690
Chemical Manufacturing
$79,300
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$78,920
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$78,810
Chemical Manufacturing
$78,710
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$77,800
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$77,800
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$77,120
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$77,070
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$76,160
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$75,440
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$75,430
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$74,470
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$73,880
Chemical Manufacturing
$73,730
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$73,350
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$72,810
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$72,270
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$71,950
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$71,840
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$71,780
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$71,620
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$71,440
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$71,380
Fabric Mills
$71,260
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$70,820
Textile Mills
$70,730
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$70,720
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$70,720
Machinery Manufacturing
$70,700
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$70,500
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$70,440
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$70,190
Paper Manufacturing
$70,020
Machinery Manufacturing
$70,010
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$69,840
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$69,810
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$69,780
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$69,750
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$69,720
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$69,670
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$69,570
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$69,560
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$69,340
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$69,300
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$69,080
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$68,620
Food Manufacturing
$68,620
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$68,120
Foundries
$68,020
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$67,560
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$67,160
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$67,080
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$66,520
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$66,440
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$65,910
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$65,770
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$65,590
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$65,430
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$65,430
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$65,140
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$64,970
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$64,840
Beverage Manufacturing
$64,810
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$64,770
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$64,390
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$64,310
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$64,270
Other Food Manufacturing
$64,150
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$64,070
Machine Shops
$63,670
Ship and Boat Building
$63,240
Animal Food Manufacturing
$63,200
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$63,040
Wood Product Manufacturing
$62,200
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$61,120
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$60,640
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$60,360
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$60,230
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$59,760
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$59,520
Forging and Stamping
$58,860
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$58,680
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$57,810
Printing and Related Support Activities
$56,750
Printing and Related Support Activities
$56,750

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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