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
$40,780
25th Percentile Wage
$54,070
50th Percentile Wage
$70,460
75th Percentile Wage
$87,600
90th Percentile Wage
$102,320

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 $102,320. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $70,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety specialists is $40,780.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$70,460
0.74% 9.64%
2016
$69,940
1.32% -
2015
$69,020
1.55% -
2014
$67,950
1.31% -
2013
$67,060
5.06% -
2012
$63,670
- -

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 20 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 merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods industry (annual salary $58,880). 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
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$78,110
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$73,820
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$73,820
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$72,500
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$72,470
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$71,550
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$71,390
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$71,370
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$71,350
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$70,110
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$69,950
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$69,240
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$68,910
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$68,490
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$67,360
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$66,690
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$65,590
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$65,120
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$58,880

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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