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
$29,360
25th Percentile Wage
$36,870
50th Percentile Wage
$47,880
75th Percentile Wage
$62,180
90th Percentile Wage
$78,320

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 $78,320. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety technicians is $29,360.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$47,880
-0.40% 3.20%
2016
$48,070
3.47% -
2015
$46,400
-0.37% -
2014
$46,570
0.88% -
2013
$46,160
-0.41% -
2012
$46,350
- -

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

The average salaries of occupational health and safety technicians in 60 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 aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry with an annual salary $63,490. The lowest paying industry is the animal slaughtering and processing industry (annual salary $32,350). For detailed occupational health and safety technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$63,490
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$63,400
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$61,840
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$59,210
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$58,560
Chemical Manufacturing
$57,660
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$57,260
Beverage Manufacturing
$57,260
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$57,100
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$56,280
Chemical Manufacturing
$56,150
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$55,810
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$54,910
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$54,090
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$53,740
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$53,130
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$51,410
Foundries
$51,400
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$51,370
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$50,610
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$50,440
Paper Manufacturing
$50,190
Machinery Manufacturing
$49,960
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$49,880
Ship and Boat Building
$49,780
Chemical Manufacturing
$49,450
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$49,370
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$49,340
Animal Food Manufacturing
$49,320
Machinery Manufacturing
$49,260
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$49,160
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$48,350
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$48,260
Other Food Manufacturing
$48,170
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$48,050
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$47,880
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$47,880
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$47,680
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$47,070
Wood Product Manufacturing
$46,980
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$46,890
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$46,700
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$46,560
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$46,190
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$46,080
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$45,590
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$45,320
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$44,810
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$44,770
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$44,510
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$43,140
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$41,930
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$40,270
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$39,980
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$39,660
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$38,970
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$38,910
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$38,380
Food Manufacturing
$38,010
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$32,350

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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