Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,500
25th Percentile Wage
$54,150
50th Percentile Wage
$69,940
75th Percentile Wage
$85,690
90th Percentile Wage
$102,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety specialists in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $102,140. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety specialists is $40,500.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201669,9401.32%8.96%
201569,0201.55%-
201467,9501.31%-
201367,0605.06%-
201263,670--

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

The average salaries of occupational health and safety specialists in 13 industries in the wholesale trade 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 miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $78,390. The lowest paying industry is the drugs and druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $65,120). For detailed occupational health and safety specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$78,390
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$72,750
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$72,750
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$72,470
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$71,610
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$69,950
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$69,930
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$68,910
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$68,820
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$68,720
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$67,360
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$65,590
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$65,120

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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