Occupational Health and Safety Technician Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,230
25th Percentile Wage
$37,310
50th Percentile Wage
$48,070
75th Percentile Wage
$61,510
90th Percentile Wage
$77,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety 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 technicians is $77,090. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety technicians is $28,230.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,0703.47%3.58%
201546,400-0.37%-
201446,5700.88%-
201346,160-0.41%-
201246,350--

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

The average salaries of occupational health and safety technicians in 33 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 technician occupations is the basic chemical manufacturing industry with an annual salary $59,210. The lowest paying industry is the animal slaughtering and processing industry (annual salary $30,120). For detailed occupational health and safety technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$59,210
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$58,560
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$57,100
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$55,810
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$55,720
Chemical Manufacturing
$55,410
Machinery Manufacturing
$52,590
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$52,100
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$51,230
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$50,660
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$50,650
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$50,410
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$49,210
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$49,040
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$48,950
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$48,540
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$48,350
Wood Product Manufacturing
$48,030
Ship and Boat Building
$47,950
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$47,880
Paper Manufacturing
$47,860
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$47,040
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$46,800
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$46,560
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$46,310
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$45,400
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$45,230
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$44,840
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$43,140
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$38,640
Food Manufacturing
$38,390
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$34,000
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$30,120

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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