Occupational Health and Safety Specialist and Technician Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of occupational health and safety specialists and technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare occupational health and safety specialist and technician salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,480
25th Percentile Wage
$50,000
50th Percentile Wage
$68,550
75th Percentile Wage
$90,220
90th Percentile Wage
$115,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety specialists and technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 and technicians is $115,250. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is $35,480.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of occupational health and safety specialists and technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201668,5501.58%9.77%
201567,4703.13%-
201465,3603.78%-
201362,8901.65%-
201261,850--

Compare Occupational Health and Safety Specialist and Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of occupational health and safety specialists and technicians in nine industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 and technician occupations is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $83,690. The lowest paying industry is the other professional, scientific, and technical services industry (annual salary $56,340). For detailed occupational health and safety specialist and technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$83,690
Scientific Research and Development Services
$83,470
Engineering Services
$75,670
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$73,430
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$70,870
Testing Laboratories
$68,580
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,550
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$62,710
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,340

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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